Saturday, October 25, 2014

Did it anyway

10k on my meal break this eve.  Didn't really feel like spending an hour on the treadmill but I did it anyway.  

Trail Yesterday

Another perfect fall day yesterday.   Headed out a little after 1pm logging another peachy 10ker!    At 5K I stopped ,  soaked up some sun with a Blue.  At 5.8K I paused ,  lite a fire then every lap until 10k  I stopped briefly and added more wood.   It was fun having the heavy cedar smoke wafting through the trail.    Afterwards I had a few more Beers and added some Classic Rock to the already wafting smoke ... JOY!  

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Overdue Trail

 12 loops  for peachy  10K on my trail today.  It was the perfect fall day.   Most of the leaves were down so the normally shady hardwood was awash with amazing Sun.  A light breeze and 13C made it magical ... I was so very comfortable.   Had Garmin data but the  stupid watch went on another vacation.   First 5K were the fastest trail in some time in around 34min.   The Hammock and the Sun were lined up perfect so at 5K I took a break soaking up the rays downing a Blue ....dam near perfect.   I debated going the other 5K but I couldn't come up with a good reason not to run so I headed back out for another 5K a wee bit slower around 40 minutes including the cool down.  

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Almost didn't get out today but it wasn't a rest day after spending close to 8 hours ripping the old floor out of the kitchen.  Really enjoyed the relaxing Run afterwards...cleared the head.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Mid 7

 A little longer yet this morning logging 15K at a mostly 5:27 pace.  HR was a little higher tonight creeping up to the high 130's.

I thought the HR would plateau but instead it just kept increasing.  Recovery was the same as yesterday minus the 5 min sit down.    I would like to take it past 20K to see if the HR continues to increase.    I also need to determine my MAX HR .. been years since I did that...use to be around 165-170 but I have a suspicion its high 150's now.   Regardless of the HR data its more or less just another way to entertain myself on the Treadmill.

Speaking of Treadmill I really didn't mind it over the past 7 days.  The new found love of the dreadmill is the Hoka One One's ...they take all of the hurt away.  No sore joints or feet issues.  I cant imagine not running indoors in these shoes!  

Speaking of indoors now I have an opportunity to take it outside this week not returning to work until Saturday.  

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Mid 6

12k at a mostly 5:27 pace this morning.  HR was about what I expected high 120's to low 130's.  11K in or about 60 min  I started to gear down 11.0-11.2 @ 10kmh,  11.2-11.4 @ 9kmh,  11.4-11.6 @ 8kmh then 11.6 to 12.0 @5.1 kmh.   At 12 K I sat down for 5 min.  Transition from running at 11kmh to walking at 5.1kmh between the 11 and 12k mark the HR droppped about 30 bpm.   Sitting down for 5 min it dropped less then 10 bpm.   I was expecting more around 20 bpm.    

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Mid 5

One more 7ker done at a mostly 5:27 pace.  HR was 6 BPM lower and the recovery was a wee bit better then yesterdays Run.   I attribute the difference to less stress before the Run...maybe!   There was more bad data until I start sweating and it makes a better connection!