Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Hay is in the Barn

Great run today. Despite a high mileage week with some pretty tough workouts I felt pretty strong during today's long run. It went quite well. Plan was to run it easy but it ended up being a moderate pace. However, it felt comfortable. Legs a bit tired, but comfortable. Fighting the headwind for the last, long stretch back home was a bit aggravating, but my pace was actually fastest during that stretch. Good signs.

I ended up with 71.8 miles this week. And it wasn't just quantity, but quality as well. This training cycle has gone very well, better than expected in fact, so I'm quite pleased. Confidence is high for Boston. Will post more on the taper plan probably tomorrow, but pizza, shower and a cold one are waiting.

Ran 21.5 miles @ 7:46/mile pace.
AHR/MHR - 138/154
Paved roads.
Moderately hilly.
Lower to mid 30s, sunny, windy.
Saucony Kinvara, long tights, windbreaker, short sleeved shirt, beanie, gloves, handheld water bottle (for half of run, dropped off at a guardrail and picked it back up during the run).

1 comment:

Grellan said...

Great end to the week and training cycle Jamie and your HR is in a very good place. Looking foward to Boston.