Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Six point Six

Ran 6.6 miles - 1.8 mile warmup, 4.0 miles @ 7:05/mile pace, .8 mile cooldown.
Paved roads.
Slightly hilly.
Weather: Temps in the upper 20s. Sunny.

This morning's surprise little snow storm (5") gave way to sunny skies this afternoon. Given the weather lately, the upper 20s really felt downright balmy.

Originally planned to hit five miles hard at below MP, but legs felt tired. First split at 6:42 felt pretty good. Second split at 7:12 felt very labored. Legs still not recovered from the weekend's workouts, I guess, so decided to go easy and hit the the third at 7:30. Felt somewhat recovered after that mile and picked it up again hitting the fourth in 6:50. That fourth one felt easy. In retrospect, I should have kept going since I felt warmed up. But I didn't. Drat. I even flew through the .8 mile cooldown at a 7:18/mile pace and didn't feel like I was trying. Oh well, I guess that means I should have more gas in the tank for this week.

4 comments:

Mark said...

was Monday a rest day?

was this a run in 5" of snow? it melted where you ran right?

did you consider run a mile and then a short recovery like 3-5 minute jog and then run another mile at MP for a total of four miles?

Jamie said...

You know, I should have done that plan, and thought about your suggestion at the end of my run. By the way, I really liked the plan you laid out, and thanks for that. It was actually along the lines of what I was thinking. I'm probably going to incorporate a MP stretch into my long run this weekend though.

Monday was a rest day. Snow was cleared out on the roads (for the most part) by this afternoon.

Marc said...

Yes, after a few days of sub-zero certainly makes the upper 20's feel quite balmy.

As far as this weekend, we are running long on Sunday. Hope you can make it.

olga said...

Brr, balmy...I am in awe:)
First mile was too fast? Last one was the home-run? Or the middle were just a fluke?