Restaurant Row in Cardiff
Actual: 12.8 miles with 8 miles at tempo/marathonish pace (7:10, 7:13, 7:40, 7:37, 7:05, 6:55, 7:35, 6:53)
Conditions: Cool, clear, sunny, very windy. Ran north from 4th street to swamis and back...tempo through "Restaunt Row" in Cardiff. According to Weather Underground (from a Cardiff weather station) the wind was 14 mph WNW. Which means a strong side wind/head wind going north...hence the faster times for the second four miles. The 7:35 mile I was dogging it up the hill towards Robertos in Solana Beach.
Morning weight/sleep: 168/8.2, 6 hours
Stretching today: TP big roller
How it felt: Will this ever feel good? I'm beginning to doubt it. I woke up and all morning it was really sore in my quads every time I stood up or sat down. I think this is lingering fatigue from the pounding down the hill of Soledad.
I did not push super hard today - but opted to keep my HR in the MP range of high 140s/low 150s. Still did not feel "good" except near the end when I was going just under 7:00 min and heading downhill into Del Mar. All in all, not bad.
Breakfast: ceam of wheat (2 x) at 8:00, with raisins, milk and brown sugar...water, coffee.
After run snack: naked juice, banana breadLunch: Turkey sandwich on wheat
Last night's Dinner:3 cliff bars, 2 pure fit bars (at the Brad Mehldau concert)