Monday, December 27, 2010

A Step Back

A combination of holiday foods, travel and perhaps the effects of ramping up the mileage the past few weeks led to a feeling of starting to crash. Took a rest day yesterday and just ran a very light Zone Two run this morning around the golf course near my Mum's house. Tomorrow will also be a rest day as I travel back home to Maine.

Stepping back is never easy. One wants to continue to push the mileage and the ego resists the logical choice of taking it easy for a few days to let the body rebound. Whenever I do though, I'm always rewarded for playing it smart.

Ran 5.0 miles @ 8:55/mile pace.
AHR/MHR - 126/139
Paved roads, golf cart paths.
Slightly hilly.
Upper 20s to lower 30s, sunny.
Saucony Kinvara, long pants, windbreaker, long sleeved shirt, beanie, gloves.

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