Distance: 5.0 miles
Pace: 8:09 min/mile
Average Heart Rate: 161 bpm
Average Speed: 7.3 mph
This is our last day in Dallas, so I wanted to run and try and do it quickly. I really wanted to put a run together that was consistent from beginning to end and was quicker than all the other runs that I had done last week. When I woke up, I did have a head cold starting, so I almost skipped the run. I gave it about 20 minutes after I woke up to clear up, but when it didn’t, I decided to go anyway.
I thought I would be slower, but I felt pretty solid from beginning to end. As I ran, I tried to reach out further and further with my feet to lengthen my stride. What I started feeling was a little tension in my hamstrings as I would have to pull back harder with my hammies throughout the run. I liked how much faster it made me go with little more effort. I am going to start incorporating this type of workout into my runs just to try and lengthen my stride throughout all of my efforts. Here is the graphic:
I am really looking forward to getting back home for a while. I really miss riding my bike — I never thought I would say that I miss the trainer, but I do. It will be great to be able to get back in the pool and out in some laps. For January I am going to set the goal of 28,000 yards in the pool, 400 miles on the trainer, and 60 miles running. This is definitely going to be a stretch, and if anything I am worried about missing the running goal. I will be in Hawaii for a week for work, where I will have access to a lap pool and will run, but I won’t be able to put in any mileage on the bike. I know, I know — I have a tough job!