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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

A Good Treadmill Workout & easy Bennie Run - RunLog 11-3-15

A bit of a gray day at the start, but not a bad day, although I would have rather had my gloves on too, but didn't. It wasn't super cold, more the rawness that made my hands chilly.

Run #1

A slow, easy run, where Bennie was on his best behavior. We had lots of stops for sniffs and messages, but nothing serious. It was as steady a run that Bennie will do.

As you can see we started slowly then moved along. Although we slowed down a bit going up Stevens' Hill, I still can't remember what that sudden drop was all about at the top??? Who knows.

Nice easy run.

Run #2

I wasn't planning on doing any significant speed work yesterday and had every intention of only doing a steady state 6.0 miler or maybe if I was feeling really great a light progression/tempo for a ways.

Unfortunately, when I get on the treadmill, I can usually throw those thoughts of doing an easy run out the window, especially once my hammies loosened up for a change.

What did I end up doing?

The calibration on the footpad was totally off compared to the tread mill results (almost .6, which is too much), so I have to re-calibrate it again, but the graph gives you an idea of what I did.

  • 1.0 @ 7.3
  • 0.5 @ 7.4 - a quick pitstop to adjust my shoe 
  • 0.5 @ 7.5
  • 0.5 @ 7.6
  • 1.5 @ 8.1 - this is where I really started to feel pretty good and wanted to add in a couple of faster quarters and 200's
  • .25 @ 7.2
  • .25 @ 8.6
  • .25 @ 7.2
  • .25 @ 8.6
  • .12 @ 7.2
  • .13 @ 10.0
  • .12 @ 7.2
  • .13 @ 10.0
  • .25 @ 7.2
  • .25 @ 9.1

8.6 mph is my current race pace and something that I haven't been able to hold for a full 5K in a while, so that is my standard to use for faster pacing. Then I was feeling good and decided I wanted to stretch out the legs more than usual - so I popped off a couple of over-speeds in, just because I felt good, then a hard push for the last quarter.

It wasn't one of those workouts that I was wiped after and the legs were quivering from the effort, but I could tell that I had pushed a bit and got the blood pumping pretty good.

The best thing was that the hammies were not killing me after I was done. So maybe the Asics were a small part of the problem in continuing to aggravate them on speed work or during races. We will see how much I am whining in a month or so.

For some reason or other my left foot was sore after the run, it was almost as though the LockLace was a little too tight, nothing serious, but something to keep an eye on and loosen them up a little.

Still running well.

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