Thursday, July 20, 2006

'This ain't a song for the broken-hearted...'

Wed July 20

I set off a little later than planned on Wed for my now seemingly routine 10-miler at around 6:22 AM. The distance Pod has officially bonked this week, so I am flying blind on these runs like all runners were back in the day. Damn Polar device.

I had planned to run this one around 7:45 pace and can only really guess how the splits looked. HR seemed to be in check, but the humidity was quite high.

I know this route pretty well from past runs and it measures out at least 10 - depending how far I stretch north up 248th street in SW Naperville.

'whoa.... we're halfway there....'

Folks, I admit that I felt a little tired on this run. Monday’s tempo in the heat must have drained me. However, I did finish without incident.

Est Time: 1:17:50
Est Dist: 10 miles
Est Pace: 7:47
Avg HR: 155

'never made as a wise man, couldn't cut it as a poor man stealin'...'

Thurs July 21

Rest day... very well much earned. Looking forward to my recovery 5-miler tomorrow and 17 on Saturday.

Weekend plan

Fri: Recovery 5 miler
Sat: 17 miles with the CARA team (please give me enough sleep!)
Sun: REST

'...it's now or never.... i ain't gonna live forever...'

By the way, I'm firing up for the Bon Jovi-Nickelback show tomorrow at Soldier Field... seats on the floor... rock it... just need to get some sleep for Saturday's 17.

Looking ahead to next week...

Mon 7/24 - Begin run by 5:10 AM - Gen Aer 8 - Need to take the in-laws to Midway for a 8:30 AM flight - then fly to NYC

Tue 7/25 - Teterboro, NJ - Recovery 5 - Have to be at meeting by 8:15AM. Must finish by 7:15. Start run at 6:00AM. Evening dinner event - be careful not to drink too much alcohol!

Wed 7/26 - Norwalk, CT - Catch the 3:00 PM flight from LGA to ORD - Make the Geneva 5k race - Warm up with 1 mile - Add 3 recovery on the end

5 comments:

mouse said...

please, please don't take this the wrong way, but i'm glad to hear that someone else is tired on this plan.

I cannot wait for next week's lower milage week!

great job on the 10, and have fun at the Bon Jovi concert!

robtherunner said...

You're lucky you get actual days of rest. There are no scheduled rest days on my plan, but I tweeked it so I could take yesterday off and I will pound out more mileage this weekend. Good luck with the 17 miler on Saturday.

Bob said...

I am salivating over the recovery week. The fire recovery was nice this morning.

Firefly's Running said...

Nice job on your run. Sorry to hear about your Polar pod.

Nicole said...

What a busy week you have.
Hope bon jovi was fun.