7.1mi, 1:06:46, 164bpm, 178spm
Splits: 10:39, 8:20, 9:50, 8:21, 10:05, 8:26, 10:26
HR: 165, 167, 152, 169, 158, 174, 168
I loved this run. It was a nice and cool 55 degree, overcast weather, today. Just perfect.
I suppose this is kind of like doing intervals, but not in the traditional sense with shorter rest periods. I just alternated effort on each mile. I originally was just going to run 6mi, but felt so damn good at mile 3 that I decided to do 7. Part of this decision was due to the fact that final mile is this tiny hill that I didn’t really want to attack with a past pace (if I were to keep up with the alternating intervals).
It was great to test my body’s recovery, too. And it seemed it was doing quite well, which actually fed my confidence during the run. I’m sure it didn’t help that the weather was just perfect today.
Added a little kick for the final 0.1mi. That felt great at a 6:08 pace. I feel like my body is starting to turn a corner and just loving it!
I’m going to try to get another run in, but right now, I’m at 21.3mi on the week. Maybe I’ll wake up early tomorrow to get it in.