Tuesday, February 8, 2011

From Balmy to Brutal

After my scary run one cold December night (read about it here), I made a conscious decision to limit my outdoor running to temps above 25. Of course, this winter has been brutally cold and has not afforded me many opportunities to get out. Yesterday, I got in 3 miles and it was great (if 32 degrees is great), but today back to reality. By the time I was ready to get a run in (about 7pm) it was 10 here (-7 with the wind chill). During the week, I am away from my somewhat urban home and am deep in the "Endless Mountains" of Northeast PA. In addition to the cold, being up high does not give much wind protection and that compounds the issue. Luckily (I guess) I have access to a treadmill so day after day I slog away, the DVR as my only solace.

Today's Workout: 10x800 @ 3:20 (6:40/mile pace) with 3:20 slow jogs in between

Splits: 3:16, 3:18, 3:18, 3:19, 3:17, 3:18, 3:20, 3:18, 3:19, 3:14

Following the Yasso 800's, this would suggest that I can complete a marathon in 3 hrs 20mins. I'll take that!


Mileage: 10.00

Time/Pace: 1:17:28/7:44

Avg HR/Max HR: 148/194

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