Tuesday, August 2, 2011

3 mile core meltdown

8/2 run 51 mins (3x1600m) @ ATT soft side in New Balance MT10 Trail Minimus

3x1600m with 60 sec rest
1. 8:52  HR avg 168
2. 9:37  HR avg 170
3. 10:30  HR avg 174

temp 95 (about 6:40pm start)
HR avg 161 max 180 (average heart rate includes 10 min warm-up, 10 min cool-down and 60 second rest intervals)

This was a nice "welcome back" to running after taking a two week hiatus.  Ok, I just lied, it was hot, unpleasant and I was pretty miserable.  This was my first time running with 60 seconds of rest between intervals.  I tried to pace myself, but without a pool to jump into in between intervals I just start to burn up the longer I'm out there.  It was all I could do to keep my legs moving on that last mile.  Not fun, but not a bad workout for having skipped all my runs since the 14th.  Looking back at march I did a similar set of 2 mile repeats in 8:15 and 8:37, so hopefully it's just the heat making slow.

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