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Wahine2010-05-02 05:49:57 +0000 #1
New week girls.

I went out for a totally intense trail run with the guy that owns my fav coffee shop this AM. It was total luck that we hooked up and I had a blast. 1 hour of up to Z5 running, complete with mud and everything. Aaaaaaahhhhh. To have someone to run makes all the difference in the world. I have no idea how far we ran. Don't care either.
KSH2010-05-02 06:00:03 +0000 #2
Sounds like it was fun! That's good!
HappyAnika2010-05-02 06:27:45 +0000 #3
Yesterday was supposed to be a nice easy zone 2 for 40 min. I've been working on increasing my long run time 5 - 10%/week. However my heart rate was really high, I had a hard time keeping it down, I ended up running soooo, sloooooow. About 13.5 min/mi. I felt like I could have been walking faster. My theories on why my hr was so high: a) stress, b) heat (I'm used to running in 55 - 60 degree weather, yesterday afternoon it was 78), c) not yet recovered from mountain half century on Saturday, or d) all of the above. It was discouraging to say the least. I'd started seeing some real progress in my pace for the same heart rate the last few weeks, this felt like a set back. Oh well. I accomplished my time goal, hopefully next time out will be better.
KSH2010-05-02 07:01:52 +0000 #4
Hey HappyA. don't stress over your bad run. Sometimes, we just aren't feeling it, for whatever reason.

Shoot, 1 weekend I do a brick and I can't even run further than a mile (out of 3)... and then 2 weeks later I do the same brick and run faster than ever. Who knows why.

Don't let it get in your head though. Next time, you will have a better run.
Wahine2010-05-02 06:57:09 +0000 #5
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Originally Posted by HappyAnika

Yesterday was supposed to be a nice easy zone 2 for 40 min. I've been working on increasing my long run time 5 - 10%/week. However my heart rate was really high, I had a hard time keeping it down, I ended up running soooo, sloooooow. About 13.5 min/mi. I felt like I could have been walking faster. My theories on why my hr was so high: a) stress, b) heat (I'm used to running in 55 - 60 degree weather, yesterday afternoon it was 78), c) not yet recovered from mountain half century on Saturday, or d) all of the above. It was discouraging to say the least. I'd started seeing some real progress in my pace for the same heart rate the last few weeks, this felt like a set back. Oh well. I accomplished my time goal, hopefully next time out will be better.

Heat will make a huge difference on the HR. You still need to respect your parameters, you're body is stressing, just for a different reason. It is likely all of the above. You did the right thing to slow down and like KSH said, it'll be getter next time.
HappyAnika2010-05-02 06:05:24 +0000 #6
Thanks ladies.

I went outside after work yesterday and it was 51 degrees, should have run then instead! I tested my resting heart rate this morning and it was 10 bpm higher than normal, so something's going on . . . I don't feel like I'm overtraining. But I am overstressed due to other life issues at the moment. I hope this passes quickly.
KSH2010-05-02 08:02:19 +0000 #7
32m 20s

3.13 miles

10m 20s /mile

3.13 miles from office - Climb: 49.00 feet

Went and ran at lunch. I was feeling pretty good, so I went with the speed.

I did a great job!

Gosh, it is so humid these days. The amount of sweat I produced out there was impressive!
yellow2010-05-02 07:01:01 +0000 #8
Wahine, I always say that if you get muddy, it was a good run!

Ran an easy (well, as easy as 2200' of up can be) 9.2 this afternoon. I was shooting for a time goal and not a distance goal but ended up turning around about 5 minutes early, and of course what took me about 55 minutes to get up only took me about 40 to get down. So I didn't make 2 hours but oh well.

I might run on Friday but it'll be easy because I need to rest up for my White Rim: www.utahmountainbiki.../trails/whiterim.htm ride this weekend!!!!

Happy running, ladies!

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