I'll explain in a later post how I'll combine the pace and heart rate for the Ultra and why I'm concentrating on pace for my long runs at the moment.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Almost a Taper
To make up for missing my Long run on Sunday I extended my run home from work on Monday. I took a slight detour which added 4 miles before stopping off at home to ditch my bag and pick up a bottle of a carb drink which I had prepared for Sunday morning. I then met up with Tony and he ran with me for 4 miles taking me away from my house and up a hill. He then left me on a flat section of foot path which went on for 1.5 miles and for the next 1 hour I ran back and forward in the rain keeping an eye on my pace rather than heart rate as I need to make the effort to run slower than my default pace. 23 miles later I arrived home cold and wet but happy knowing that I'd got a semi long run done, it was shorter than planned but I finished knowing I could have kept going and it was certainly better than nothing. From here on in I won't be doing any speed work, my long runs will shorten and my calorie intake will increase.