Saturday, October 31, 2009

Saturday long run

A recovery week, so I 'only' had to do 14 miles...

Straight out and back down the West Side to Chambers St. Very strong through about mile 12, though internally grumbling about the relative heat and humidity of the day (not actually raining, but about seventy degrees and with very high humidity - I was covered with sweat almost instantly!); stopped for a bathroom break due to stomach troubles, and definitely didn't quite bounce back after. I stopped my watch at 2:20 and walked the last little bit home, I was feeling slightly sick to my stomach (disgusting smell of ginkgos didn't help!) - I think it is still pretty close to 14 in any case. I would say I was at 10:00 pace for most of the run, but noticeable faded for final few.

Main goal: mindfulness about gait. I think that I have retained some benefit from the work I did on Wednesday, it was interesting to think about it at any rate.

14 miles, 2:20, avg HR 151, max HR 160

3 comments:

Danielle in Iowa said...

It's a rest week! It's okay to walk it in!

Wendy said...

Ripe gingko fruits will unsettle the strongest of stomachs! (I had a prof who described the smell of one fruit as equivalent to the smell of a rancid pound of butter you've left in the car on a hot August day!)

Dimity said...

14 miles is 14 miles...and I used to love running down the west side, way, way back in the day. nice job.