One thing about monitoring HR, I was surprised that in the middle of the run, it felt like I was just running along my normal effort, but the HR showed that I’ve increased my pace. However I did not feel as if I worked harder to achieve that increased pace. In the end, my overall pace for the run was 9:28. I would say that is pretty good for being the first run of the week, and being stiff first thing in the morning and rolling out of bed.
I ran the 7 miles early so that I have all day today until early evening tomorrow night to rest. I want to give my tempo at the track my all. The track is a mental barrier for me since I am going round and round in circles. My goal is to run it at 2:00-2:07 per lap for 10 laps. That will give me the 20 minute tempo workout that I need.
|See Morro Rock in the middle? It's right there!|
|The lovely Cayucos Pier: the finish line for the Miracle Miles 10K|
|Cayucos is a quaint little beach town 6 miles north of Morro Bay|
Happy Running! 95 Days until NYC Marathon!