Something is going on here. Had a 6 mile general aerobic run in the afternoon. Nothing really of note during the run - other than it was cold by Southern California standards. Running from the sun into the shadows was a bit of shock, especially once I started sweating. Next time I'll make sure to wear an extra layer. I pushed a *little* just because it was cool, the wind was blowing, and only wearing a single layer, I was getting chilled quickly.
My Garmin data showed that my average heart rate was 79% of max - right in the middle of my 75% to 85% MHR aerobic range. The real shock was my average pace - 9:21. WHAT? I just put in a six mile training run at a relatively easy pace one minute slower than my current 10K PR? What is going on here?
A few weeks back Coach Sumner told us at a Saturday morning pep talk that running was one of those activities where your results are directly related to the work you put in. Maybe two years of work is starting to show? Folks - keep your nose to the grindstone!