Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Rest of the Week

8.05 miles, 1:04:10, 7:58 pace, Avg HR = 135, Max HR = 152

Rest is an important part of training, and I'm struggling with a decision about what to do and when to rest over the next four days. Events I'd like to complete: Kenyan Way speed work on Wednesday, Rice 5k race on Thursday, 24 mile long run on Friday, Rest on Saturday in Birmingham. The problem is that three consecutive days of hard running (speed, race, long run) is probably too much to tackle without risking excessive fatigue or even injury. I will probably delay my long run until Saturday, but that means running in completely unfamiliar territory for 24 miles.

Today's run was nice. I started out at about 8:30 and ended up averaging about 8:00 miles, concentrating on an energy-conserving stride by maintaining fast turnover, and only slightly raising my feet off of the ground.

8:35, 7:56, 8:07, 8:12, 7:38, 7:55, 7:57, 7:39

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