Friday, September 21, 2007


I don't know whether I am addicted to running or addicted to writing entries in my run diary, but when I got home from yesterday's meeting earlier than expected, and nobody due in the house for an hour and a half, it wasn't difficult to decide how to kill some time. But I did make sure that it was an easy run. Enough to stop me taking a blank on the log and not so much or hard as to feel guilty about it when I know I need some recovery time (11k in 57 min, HRav 129).

Similarly, this morning I decided not to go chasing the upper aerobic heart rate of the Hadd schedule. My whole framework for the run was to just let it unfold and see what happens. As it was, nothing very startling. Slow at first, gradually came up to about 4:15 to 4:20/km pace. Heart rate was only gradually inching upwards and I wasn't going to force it. I got up into the top end of the lower aerobic zone and only just touched on the lower end of upper aerobic a couple of times. So bagged 16.5 km in 1 hr 15 min (4:33/km) HRav 135). I again didn't feel like I was bursting out of my skin to keep running, yet wasn't all that shagged by the run, either. So I suppose that is still consistent with dragging some fatigue around.

On a not very bright note, I've developed a little pain in my right lower hamstring, just above the rear right side of my knee. It reminds me of a very similar pain I had on the left side I little while ago. Iced it and put some magic cream on. I guess I will not be planning anything overly ambitious for tomorrow.


Ewen said...

Isn't "dragging some fatigue around" just part of running highish mileage?

From the diary, it looks like the Hadd test went well. Better than last time? Do you have the 90 second rests? I picked a slightly lower (by percentage) top HR for that test, as I knew it'd be bloody hard to hit that HR at the end of the test.

Anyway, have a good weekend. Hope the total kms isn't too low ;)

2P said...

I only run so I can write in my blog :-)

I have a theory that the majority of hammie injuries actually start out as back/hip/pelvis issues - take care of it.

Tesso said...

It's closer to the truth to say you can't get enough.
You know you're gonna have to face it, you're addicted to running.