Wednesday, May 6, 2009
What's wrong with me?
Last night I hooked up with my running group - whom I haven't run with in months. It was so good to see everybody and run with people again. Unfortunately, I can not keep a pace to save my life. I was supposed to do 6 miles total w/4@ 9:25 pace. Sounds easy right? Then how could I have fu#@ed it up? This is how it went down: warm up: 1 mile @ 9:28 plyometrics w/light jog: 15 minutes Mile 1: 8:35 (185 bpm) RI: 1:49 Mile 2: 9:18 (179) RI:1:32 Mile 3: 9:36 (178) RI: 1:11 Mile 4: 10:14 (178) stopped early to get a drink because I was so parched cool down: 1 mile @ 10:07 I went out way to fast (like always). I think this time I'll blame it on the plyometrics. They really get your fast-twitch muscles moving and I guess it was hard for me to gauge how fast I was actually going until about 4 minutes in and then I knew I was toast. Of course by the time you know it- it's already too late. I tried to slow down but I was still about a whole minute too fast. I hade to take a Rest Inteval because my heart rate was out of control and I still had three more mile to get through. As you can see each mile got progressively slower and my heart rate was out of control. At least the RI went down with each mile. I really need to get this pace thing figured out. BAD!