I had troubles getting my HR up initially. I guess I'm no longer used to running anything faster than snail's pace.
The numbers in brackets are adjusted pace, 3 seconds for every beat off the 161 target.
Mile 1 6:38 HR 161 (6:38) Mile 2 6:42 HR 161 (6:42) Mile 3 6:43 HR 161 (6:43) Mile 4 6:51 HR 160 (6:48) Recovery to HR 130: 38 seconds
The numbers are a bit slower than the previous evaluation. Because I have significantly dialled back the training intensity since then that is a) expected and b) okay. After running so slowly for a few weeks the pace felt faster than usual, but even so the evaluation is still a very mellow workout. The recovery time is a bit higher than I would have expected (maybe because last time it was so low) but it's not an outlier either.
I had been rather looking forward to this, just to get a break from the relentless drudgery that Maffetone training can be at times. Just to get the legs moving for a change was basically a Christmas present to myself.
Since nobody is reading this due to Christmas, and the ones who do should be with their families instead, I'll leave it at that. Merry Christmas!
- 22 Dec
- 10 miles, 1:25:14, 8:31 pace, HR 137
- 23 Dec
- 10 miles, 1:24:24, 8:26 pace, HR 135
- 24 Dec
- 11.9 miles, 1:28:57, 7:28 pace, HR 146
- incl. 4 mile eval: 6:38, 6:42, 6:43, 6:48, 38 sec recovery [cleaned up paces]