Instead of a swim day, I did a long run last night. I figured that since I’d be doing the Fontana Sprint Tri this Sunday, might as well push my long run ahead of schedule so that there will be enough recovery time for the race (getting old you know). The program called for me to do a 2 hour run this week. For the past weeks, I’ve only managed an 1:30 run. After putting the kids to sleep, I set out on my run at around quarter before 9pm. In the previous post, I mentioned doing the 10k mizuno route. But I ditched that thought considering the late hours. Instead, I set out from our house into the Fort and did 8 rounds around BHS before going home. It was only me running that time, I guess the Mizuno club and all the other runners were probably done with their runs when I began mine. It was my first time to do the loop running since I usually bike there during weekends. I ran at a comfortable pace, enough to manage a conversation only that I was running alone. Actually, I don’t mind that at all – running alone. Helps to reflect and focus on form. It began to drizzle when I reached the hour mark, but I continued just the same. The following are stats as reflected in my Timex:
Distance: 20.89 kms
Average HR: 150
However, except for the time, the above readings should be taken with a grain of salt. Timex registered busy GPS signals at certain points in the run and the HR also registered 240 at certain times as well. Truth be told, the run was about 18 kms and my average HR would be 135 to 140 thereabouts.
All in all, I enjoyed my long run yesterday. Looking forward to doing it again next week, same route.