Saturday, April 14, 2007

Wind & Sleet... again.

I must have liked yesterday's weather so much I didn't hesitate to go out in it again this morning. Except this time I was out for 3 hours.

Decided to do the long run today.  I didn't expect any weather this morning so I was surprised when I got up and found it squalling outside. Again, the roads were slippery and the wind pretty stiff out of the north.

My route mirrored yesterday's run as well - out and back on Route 190. The plan was to run 2 x 90 minutes. So I ran out for 45 minutes, came back, and did it again. Going out was into the wind and coming back with it. Makes a big difference. The reason for this route is that it is fairly flat. A couple of hills (all hills in Eastport are small) but they are not so steep and abrupt as the ones in town. This matters more, I think, when I'm going down them. A lot of braking can be avoided on the highway route and it's better on the muscle fibers.

I got up at 3:15 and was out the door by 4. The plan was to run 3 hours and take the result. I ran slowly out and gradually picked up the pace coming back. The 2nd half was noticeably faster as I had to run a few tenths further at the turnaround to get my 45 minutes.

3:00:00. 22.36 miles. 8:03 pace. 146 avg HR.

9:19
8:43
9:06
8:49
9:00
8:40
8:28
8:20
8:20
8:13
8:39
7:53
7:22
7:47
7:45
7:58
7:19
6:55
7:10
7:01
7:23
6:59
2:50 (7:47 pace .36 mile)

3 Comments:

Blogger DawnB said...

nice job!!!I came over here to wish you luck at Boston!! I thought you was running with Mike!!! any you did a great job today and in that horrible weather

4/14/2007 6:40 PM  
Blogger Thomas said...

Ah, the joy of spending 3 hours in sleet and wind. You can't beat that feeling, can you?

4/16/2007 4:32 AM  
Blogger Donald said...

Three hours in the wind and rain? Holy cow. Nice going.

4/16/2007 5:48 PM  

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