First of all, forgive me lord for I have sinned.
I woke up this morning to pheasants crowing, birds chirping, and a balmy 54 degrees. My prayers have been answered. So what do I do, I get on the treadmill. This was my first dreadmill run in probably 1 month.
I needed to do a hill workout, and there are not many hills in my part of town.
This was first "hard" workout since early january, minus the Chippewa/Arrowhead 1000k snowshoe marathon.
1 mile warmup
8 repeats of 15% incline at 5mph, 1/2 mile distance.
1/4 recovery at same speed, 0% incline.
I thought it would be harder than it was. It was easier than the last time I did this workout. Sooooooo, I know I did not loose much hill strength during the low hr phase. I know that this is anecdotal, but hey, what am I going to offer up?
I am a bit sore from it, as the last two intervals took some work.
Long run at Afton this coming Saturday. I plan to do the 50K at a "decent" pace. Not sure what that will end up being, but in the 150 avg hr area.