There is a post that I sent to my blog by email earlier today, hours and hours ago, and it has not shown up yet. Bruddy Brogger. It wasn't about running though because that happened this evening. Anyway, just be warned that it may turn up some time completely out of chronological sequence.
So I ran from the sento to the park tonight and had a rather gentle 6-km warm-up with a few of the guys. We then seemed to gradually break off into our own little groups, my group, Gareth's group, and Satohi's group each consisted of a total of one member. I decided to run four repeats of a 2-km ( 1.94 km to be precise) loop with 2 minute recovery. The idea was to go faster than tempo pace but not as fast as 1600-m repeat pace. I think I succeeded on the first measure, but not so sure about the second. They went like this:
Rep Pace HRmax HRavg Comment
1 4:01 84% 80% Just warming up
2 3:51 88% 84% Pretty hard
3 3:49 89% 86% Starting to hurt a bit - should I do another?
4 3:44 90% 88% That was definitely enough
I enjoyed this session. It was hard, but fair. I feel tired in the quads, but not overy taxed. The left knee hs come through it pretty well so far (touch wood). Tomorrow will be an easy day and then maybe another tempo run on Friday.