1. it's worked for me in the past.
2. Travel next week, chalk recovery
3. Gives rest for 1\2
5. Gives two solid LR from Hopkinton, important downhill training
1. Not with the group
2. Risk running too much MP on the training course three weeks out
This is one of the heavy training weeks. The snowshoe workout was a MONSTER on Tuesday. Wednesday’s run was a double, the second one with the stroller up and down hills. This is all in an effort to deplete the muscle fibers to the max.
This morning I felt the change when a “wheel came loose” around mile seven after a long downhill approaching the long climb up. Within the next two miles the HR would average 158, 155 and then 152. I tried pushing the effort and realized that “wheel came off” and speed was going nowhere.
Now I was on the Bowker Flats. Mile eleven saw the HR go 152, 147 and 143. At this point one can get crazy and start pushing the effort or realize the legs had enough. The muscle fibers were drained; not even a cool down run, just a simple walk back home.
Splits: 6:24,7:05,6:12,6:28,7:48,6:52,6:29,7:24,6:20. Garmin was all over the place-need mile markers as it’s a clear day and it shouldn’t screw up like this.
Note: SportTracks map shows missing GPS data from mile nine where it makes a straight jump that correlates with the unit’s lost GPS signal.
Next two days are distance; probably will take it easy. Sunday is shaping up to be a Long Run from Hopkinton. May make this a fast-LR or try MP for miles 6\9-14. Your thoughts?
Training: am,30, fair, 2xHaynes, Bowker Flats 11.0M, 1:15:14, 6:50\M 156 AHR