Tuesday, January 16, 2007

No need to panic

Bit of a steady-as-she-goes day today. I basically did exactly the same run as last Tuesday except that I added a fourth lap of the park to make it 16 km instead of 14 km. I ran the first three laps according to the heart rate protocol as per last week. Last week the third lap averaged 4:18/km and this week...4.22/km! Gack! Backwards. The average heart rates were identical. I suppose it could be random variation caused by being slightly under or over pace on different parts of the course than last week, or it might be a function of the relatively hard week last week. I'm inclined to think the latter. But the legs were quite good so you are not hearing any complaints. But if next week is also slow you might! I also did the hard finish again and the return leg from the park to home was slower than last week by ten seconds or so.

7 comments:

2P said...

Nice work Steve - a four second km difference is really only a heartbeat or two - might have been the weather...

Steady as she goes indeed ;-)

Ewen said...

You're going backwards. A 3:04 marathon coming up ;)

Interestingly, I ran at 5:28/km today for my test, compared to 5:26/km in December. Still feel in the same racing shape as before Christmas, if not better...

Tesso said...

What's a few seconds between friends :-)

Clairie said...

The Weather, lack of sleep, change in diet, too much sex, not enough sex....all these things can alter a few seconds in our training capacity.

Come race day you'll have it all worked out....this little Fairy says so.

Keep chewing out sessions like this one.

Clairie said...

The Weather, lack of sleep, change in diet, too much sex, not enough sex....all these things can alter a few seconds in our training capacity.

Come race day you'll have it all worked out....this little Fairy says so.

Keep chewing out sessions like this one.

Stephen Lacey said...

Clairie, I think you are right, definitely not enough. ;-)

Scott said...

Yes Stephen

It could be as Clairie says try it next week and if is is backwards again you can panic then ;)

My HRM, Nike, sometimes comes up with strange readings. No shit, during my long run on Sunday I glanced at my watch and it was reading 220bpm. I came to a stop and braced myself thinking my heart was going to explode out of my chest like the alien of same titled movies.

You'd be happy to know it came right and I went on my merry way.