This morning I met Chuck and Lance for our weekly early morning run on the aqueduct. We began in the dark at 5 am to avoid the heat and to get me to church on time! Chuck and Lance each raced in my AV Fair Wave race yesterday. Lance set himself a new 5K PR!! Congratulations Lance! Both of them earned top 50 medals.
So, it was actually a bit of a change of our usual conditions. When I am in full training mode, I do a serious workout of some form on Saturday. It would be a long run and it would sometimes have some speed to it. Chuck and Lance do not typically run hard or long on Saturday. So when I join them for a Sunday run, they have fresh legs and I am doing my second long and/or fast workout of the weekend. Today, though I was the one with the fresh legs. They raced yesterday and I was too busy to run either Friday or Saturday. We ran a nice easy 15 miler. Lance was starting to fall back a bit on the last half of the last one, while Chuck was trying to stay with me. Well, now that I wrote that Lance may have been right there with Chuck, but on the 14th mile Chuck and I were talking baseball. So I new Chuck was close behind me. As I began the 15th mile Chuck backed off and I decided to make it a truly fast finish. I ran the last mile in 6:52!
|Mile 1||8:58||Mile 6||8:37||Mile 11||8:25|
|Mile 2||8:24||Mile 7||8:42||Mile 12||8:31|
|Mile 3||8:27||Mile 8||8:41||Mile 13||8:46|
|Mile 4||8:20||Mile 9||8:17||Mile 14||8:09|
|Mile 5||8:22||Mile 10||8:13||Mile 15||6:52|
|1-5 split||42:32.7||6-10 split||42:31.3||11-15 split||40:46.0|
The hamstring felt great! I had no symptoms there. The only issue I had was normal fatigue and a bit of tightening in the glute/piriformis on the RIGHT side. (This is the side I normally experience issues with.)