Monday, 1 August 2005

Longer and very slow ....

Robin Hood is getting perilously close and although I have not run all week I really need ot build up my long runs.

So adding 10 minutes to last weeks long run was the least I could do. Although I have not run since last Sunday I really needed to get a long run in.

So I went out this morning.

First plan was ot start with a lap of the park with teenbeanz, but he was in a CBA mood, so I was on my own.

On autopilot I set off up the main road - which is OK at 5 am, but not so pleasant at 9.00 am on a Monday morning.

The prospect of 90 minutes of traffic fumes was not good, so I decided to turn off and run a road I hav eonly ever driven before. Although there are not footpaths all along, it is not too narrow, not too much traffic. However I had failed to realise what a steep hill it included! So there was rather a lot of walking - and still my HR was above 70% on those bits.

I am supposed to finish with 5 minutes walk to cool down, but as part of the last bit of the route was downhill I could not resist running it!


session W5 R80 R5 Run
distance 0.35 5.62 0.36 6.32
pace 14:19 14:14 13:58 14:14
AHR 118 145 143 143


Good fun, but not exactly base training!

3 comments:

Evil Pixie said...

sometimes having fun and remembering why we do this is much more important than training plans and schedules!!
Well done!

C A D said...

second what Pixie says.

How's the legs feeling though..?

beanz said...

legs recovered much better than last week - thanks