Mother Nature made the call in not allowing weather permitting for the Fresh Pond Race. I resorted to the treadmill with hesitancy and anxiety. The mind didn’t have it in me to crank out 5-6.5 miles at a 6:00 pace. While listening to the finish of the 2006 Boston Marathon I started the pace at 8:00 and increased it one level every minute until 6:30. By then my HR was running about 165 so started to bring the pace back to 8:00.
The first five went down at a 7:15 average pace with 20 ounces of Gatorade Endurance. I finished 20 oz. of water on the next five miles. The troubling factors are most likely mental, hydration and a little over six hours sleep.
This could’ve been an excellent morning to run with the group. Something I don’t get enough of. Surely they would’ve pushed me along. Tomorrow brings hills, let’s hope some of this snow melts.
Yesterday: pm,35,Water Row, Stroller, 9.9m 76:12\7:41, 138 AHR
Training: am,65,treadmill, 8.0m 59:13\7:24 151 AHR