Thursday, February 26, 2009

A Better Shot at "Recovery"

After Sunday's "recovery" run, I was wondering what Wednesday would have in store. Sunday was miserable. I found the entire run difficult - especially holding my heart rate down in the recovery range (less than 75% MHR). To do so, I found myself plodding along (literally) at an 11:40 pace. I was dreading yesterday if it was going to be another run like Sunday.

But it turned out to be much better. I ran an even (albeit slow) pace throughout. Yesterday's run was pretty effortless. I maintained an average heart rate of 133 bpm (72% MHR) at a 10:30 pace. It was just the boredom that was numbing. I've been looking for some variety in my routes, so yesterday ran one of my least favorite portions of the Newport Back Bay trail. Make a note - let's put this two mile out and back route low on the list of preferable routes.

On tap today - 45 minute tempo run. Think I'll head out the San Diego Creek trail and "enjoy" the afternoon headwind running back to the car!


  1. I love the back bay trail. :) Good luck on your run today!

  2. Hope you had a good run today, Glenn. Sometimes we have those days where things just aren't clicking. Sounds like you rebounded nicely on Wednesday!