Outrunning a storm

By Skip

Finally back to my run.  It has been since Sunday that I last ran and it seems like forever for some reason.  This was going to be a tough one… I did this same workout about two weeks ago and remembered be tired from it.  Going back and looking at that blog entry I noticed that I was also having problems with the heart rate monitor.  If you look at today’s data you will notice the same thing.  I need to wait until after next weeks race to call Garmin as I have a feeling that they are going to want me to send it in for repair. 

Here was my schedule for today: 

  • WU: Run 10 minutes @ low aerobic intensity
  • MS: Run 22 minutes @ threshold intensity
  • CD: Run 10 minutes @ low aerobic intensity

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It was quite the workout.  I waited until later in the evening so that it would cool of, which it did.  There was a storm brewing out over the Everglades and it started to thunder as I headed out.  I only got sprinkled on for a few minutes.  I turned one of my corners, kicked it up a notch and never looked back.  Literally outrunning the storm!  

My main set was fast…. I am thinking it might be my fastest 5k time to date.   After examining the data I ran 3.1 miles (5k) in 20:52…. nice!   I felt good but exhausted when finished.  After the cooldown I looked at my watch and I could have kept going to reach the 6.2 mark and probably set my best time for a 10k but decided against it. 

After triathlon season is over for the year I am going to start concentrating on my 10k race distance.  This probably means I will hit my 10 mile milestone and my 13.1 milestone during that training period.  I should easily be to that level by the first of the year.  From there, it is a matter of applying that to Olympic distance triathlon training.  Keeping in mind the whole time that my run is what will make or break me for the triathlon.

Question:  How long does it take for the USAT website to reflect and record your race?  I have been checking my account out this week but nothing has been recorded yet.  Just curious :)

If you liked that post, then try these...

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RSR Triathlon Training Video – Episode 10 on February 22nd, 2011

RSR Triathlon Training Video – Episode 9 on February 22nd, 2011

One year later and I have the numbers to prove it! on December 31st, 2010

Demographics of triathletes on November 13th, 2010

Filed in: Running, Sprint Training, Triathlon • Thursday, August 19th, 2010
 

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