Friday, January 21, 2011
Not So Much Like An Elephant!
Today was the first day I didn't feel like I was a plodding elephant; didn't feel like a gazelle either, but definitely a little easier and lighter than during the past two weeks, so I'll settle for more like a donkey!
Program: Tempo Run 8km
6km @ 7:08 min/km (adjusted slower to allow for grass running)
I did 1.5km warm-up
6km @ Avg. pace 7:22; Best pace 5:06
AHR 127 (80%); MHR 155 (98%)?
1km cool down walking
1km laps: 7:35; 7:17; 7:16; 7:08; 7:33; 7:24
As usual, a late start at 10:00am but, even though the sun was quite hot, there was also a pleasant, cooling breeze. After the cool-down I did some stretching then packed my bag, slapped myself on the back and drove home feeling better about my running than I have been of late!