Monday, July 14, 2008

Back to the Base-ics

It's back to some low hr running (although, without the monitor).

Outside of the races, I have had some pretty poor training runs recently. Probably a combination of poor diet and that bee sting (swelling is finally gone!). My kids have been trading off puking, so I don't know if I had a little bit of that too.

This morning was and easy 6 at slow pace. 58 minutes. But it felt good and I ran an even pace. It will be a lot of these plus hills for the next six weeks.

I am already figuring that Superior is going to be a "run easy for an hour and walk 5-10 minutes" run. The fear I have of the race is being overshadowed by the excitement of running on a beautiful course.


Runnin-from-the-Law said...

Why no monitor?

Are you just used to what pace you typically run your low HR at? Aren't there still fluctations because of the weather conditions, etc. - so you should be wearing your monitor??

Matthew Patten said...

Tough Crowd!

A - I did not put it on because I have not worn it in months.
B - I just know where it is by feel....which you need to learn too!
C - At that tempo, it does not fluctuate much. For distances 10miles and under, the heat does not affect my hr at that pace.
D - I can't stand that stupid strap.

I don't need no stinking badges!

Karen G said...

It sounds like a wise plan to just be out there and run like you really love it, If you can't just enjoy it how are you going to get through 100 miles.

Runnin-from-the-Law said...

I must have a crazy HR then, or just not have done this LHR stuff long enough, because mine fluctuates alot in the different weather conditions and I haven't mastered knowing where it is by feel!

I agree that the strap is irritating though. It slips down on me alot (which may account for some of my crazy numbers)

Carl Gammon said...

Oh boy! Low HR training for Matthew means I might actually be able to join you for a training run. Keep me informed what you're up to, and I'll tag along after Voyageur.