Sunday, March 06, 2011

Turtle Blood

Only goal today was recovery and shake the legs loose, so kept the distance short and the pace wicked slow. Heart rate averaged just 116 bpm. Legs a bit sore from yesterday, but not too bad. Today's run along with tomorrow's scheduled rest day are good timing and should allow for ample recovery.

Nice and warm this morning. I got out just a bit after sunrise and it was in the mid-40s. Very nice indeed, and felt great to comfortably run in shorts again.

Kept my eyes and ears open for red-winged blackbirds during the run today. No luck. These birds are among the first spring migrants and normally get here late February or early March. I'm sure they're about, I just haven't chanced upon them yet. Oh well, soon I'm sure...

Ran 3.8 miles @ 9:28/mile pace.
AHR/MHR - 116/125
Paved roads.
Mostly flat.
Mid 40s, overcast.
Brooks Mach 11, shorts, short sleeved shirt, long sleeved shirt (sleeves pushed up halfway through the run), cap.

6 comments:

vja said...

116 bpm is close to some people's resting heart rate : )

Trevor said...

Adonis DNA! I had several traumatic childhood encounters with red-winged blackbirds, protecting their turf as I walked by ... yet I still look forward to their arrival too.

Paige said...

Those red-winged blackbirds render one of our favorite running spots unrunnable once they are out for the season. They scare me! :)

steve said...

Funny. My run yesterday was almost the same. 3.0 at 9:25. A little shorter, but basically the same speed and terrain.

Of course, my heart rate wasn't anywhere near 116.. probably closer to 216..

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Sparkplug said...

I was looking for red winged blackbirds on this morning's run but no such luck. Not to worry though, they will be here soon, I'm sure!