This morning I knocked out the first workout of the day. I got up before the family and headed outdoors to the cold. Today I have a run and bike workout. I decided to do the run workout first as I need to run outside. I know it works better for me to do that while everyone is sleeping. I also decided to run first as my run became my weakest link all season this year after the month of April. I want to make sure I am fresh for my runs so I can get my running back to basics.
My run workout for this morning was as follows:
Run 40 Minutes
MS: Steady run as MP/Z2/Steady out, HMP/Z3/Mod-Hard back.
For me based on my rough estimation after my watch failure during my 5K test my zones are
I did stop for about 20 seconds before turning around to run 7:22 pace. This was a bit of a challenge as my legs were starting to fatigue and my asthma was kicking in. I was able to dial it in to almost perfect time splits of 7:21. During the last mile I had to pick up the pace to knock the pace down as I was hovering around 7:28 - 7:30. I did run a bit over 20 minutes to 22 minutes. I am still struggling with running for time and not distance. Being so close to the 6 mile mark I just had to run a bit longer to get 6 miles. I need to work on overcoming this, but I don't think it is terrible if it is just a minute or two here or there.
The other thing I noticed is that my HR was much higher than the zones shown above. I need to look into this to make sure that this is acceptable. I am using data in all new ways and still learning so much.
I am glad I have this out of the way. My body has been sore this week with the training and doing core work with my girls basketball. I have been putting my girls through some tough core training with the use of a basketball. I know it works because I am sore!
Today I still have a bike workout to get in which I will do during the nap time of Ava and probably Amanda!
Tomorrow I have one more run workout and week one will be wrapped up. I will be recapping everything tomorrow.
Have a great weekend!