- Ran the Balboa Park 4 miler yesterday in 30:17. Pretty slow @ 7:30/mile
The race itself felt so-so for the first/flat mile, not too bad the second mile downhill, but then was a real struggle. the hills are not really horrible (150 ft) but they are there twice in the second 2 miles. I was never really in the red zone during the race, but breathing all out most of the last 3/4 of the race. My HR went from 130 to 140 during the first mile (I was holding back) then up to 150 during the second/third mile, and up to 160 towards the end of the last mile. I did not push all-out during this race and need more speed to feel comfortable doing that.
- Weight:168 has been my average this past week
- Sleep:i'm sleeping about 6.5 hours/night which is not enough, but all I can manage
Today's Plan: long run
Actual: 19 mile run up/down the coast
Conditions: warm (not quite hot) and calm.
How it felt: felt good. I was tired/stiff at the start and was thinking of cutting it short, but in the end I kept it going. Ran into Debbi L and Russ during the run, and Anne Marie Manfred. Victoria said she saw me as well, but I had my headphones in. Good long run was not too tiring. I ran it around 8:30/mile, maybe a bit faster, but stopped several times for water/lemonade, talking with friends.