I woke up yesterday morning feeling like I had run 30 miles the previous day, not 10. Wisely, I opted to take a rest day yesterday and spent it studying for my amateur radio license.
Today, I opted for a short three mile run at whatever pace felt easy, just to keep things loose. Heart rate was still high, not surprisingly. Since the run was so short, the overall heart rate (which was pretty close to normal for me) doesn't really tell the story. Looking at the splits gives a better idea:
Mile 1: 8:35 - HR: 125 (good for this pace)
Mile 2: 8:10 - HR: 142 (high for this pace)
Mile 3: 7:59 - HR: 147 (high for this pace)
As many runners know, the recovery periods can be frustrating after longer races. I'm itching to do more, but must be patient in order to recover properly. Sigh...
Ran 3.0 miles @ 8:14/mile pace.
Mid 60s, overcast, humid.