Tuesday, September 18, 2007

The big switchup

This week's going to be all over the place. I'll get all the runs in but not in the order prescribed by Pfitzinger. Today called for 8 mile general aerobic run and I was ready for running in the early evening, so I decided to hit the track today instead of doing it tomorrow morning in darkness.

So it's 9 miles with 5x1000. Ran about 2.5 miles up to Central Tech High School track for the workout. As it turns out, one of the Toronto running clubs -- I believe it was Reebok Canada -- were just starting to warm up for their workout. I recognized the winner of the 15K Midsummer Night's Run doing laps and a group of them taking photos. Over my intervals, the rest of the gang, probably 20 of them, arrived and started to do laps. They were intimidating, but not overtly so. Just serious runners getting ready. I just got down to work on my repeats.

One of my repeats were done a bit slower cause I felt kinda awkward running by/beside these pro runners (who were warming up by running toward a guy taking pictures of them.. I almost veered off the track to get out of the picture), but I did my kilometre repeats with 2 minute jog breaks. I targetted just over 4 minute kilometres.

1. 3:57 182 max bpm
2. 4:05 182 bpm
3. 4:05 187 bpm
4. 3:57 188 bpm
5. 3:58 189 bpm

I probably should mention that after my run on Sunday, I got the chills, the first sign of a cold. Monday and today, I've been fighting congestion and taking anti-histamines but was still a little stuffed up, stiff and a slight headachy feeling. Happy to report that it didn't hit my breathing that much, but I definitely felt a bit weaker.


Sonia said...

Great job on the repeats! Especially besides faster runner! The good thing about having a cold right now is that it'll be gone for Race Day! Keep it up =)

yumke said...

Thanks Sonia.. good to see that you're back out on the roads.