Thursday, November 16, 2006

Recovery, Schmecovery

Here are Hal's instructions for today: Four easy miles. Make this an even easier workout than usual. While I sometimes suggest that runners move a bit further on some of the easy days, today is not one of those days. Consider the fact that you have a 15-miler coming at you this weekend. That's a lot of running. By running easy today and resting tomorrow, you are loading the gun so you are assured of running well on the weekend.

Just reading this right now, I realized something. My run this morning was supposed to be 4 miles. I really did not realize he was upping my Thursday miles. Oh, well, it's all good. Besides, my pager went off at around the 2.85 mark and I would not have been able to do 4 anyway. On-call really interferes with my running. But life happens for all of us, right? I did 3 this morning instead. However, rest and recovery were not the themes of this morning's workout. The weather was beautiful and made me a bit feisty. So, I started out easy for mile 1, picked it up a bit on 2 (unintentional), and tempo'd 3 (on purpose). Here are the stats:

Total distance - 3.0 miles
Venue- Memorial Park
Total time - 38:32
Mile 1 - 13:35
Mile 2 - 12:54
Mile 3 - 12:02
Average pace - 12:51

Now some restin' and some hydratin' and some more restin', preparing for Sunday's BIG 25K!!! LET'S GET IT ON!!!


JustJunebug said...

you're killing me with the 12's...

i now have to rock out my 15 on my training run on saturday...

David said...

Could I borrow your pager during the run on Sunday?!! (It might come in handy!).

Isn't it great to take 40 seconds off your pace just because you are feeling good?!! That is awesome!

Can't wait to see you and your results on Sunday!

Jill said...

Speedy little demon, aren't you!!

TX Runner Girl said...

Wow! Great times! You are going to do great this weekend at the 25K!

Barbara said...

Great job Vic! I didn't see mention of the weather - was it this morning (Thursday)? I was still chilly at lunch!

bill d said...

Good Luck this weekend.