Posted: 07/12/2013 at 18:28
Hello AC8, sounds like you have been mega busy - the marathon will be a breeze compared.
Do you have a plan?
I've had an infernal sore throat this week, it set in almost as soon as I finished Perivale 5 [40:04], the race was packed this year and I way overran the course trying to get sub 40, average was 07:52 miling, and it all felt very good and possible.
Until I saw that the whole thing was won by an FV55 in exactly 10 mins less than it took me! Hurrah!
ParkRun ths morning - 25:06 not too bad given the state of the lungs, again all very doable.
Oh! I found a new thing called Speedflex, what a laugh, they have a wall display that tells you your heart rate and percentage effort in very big numbers, and training zones are red for maximal, amber for still happening, green for not a lot, and then blue is chilled.
Well I was only in red 4% of the time [compared with 96.5% by someone else], and I ony burned 221 calories against 720!
Noticed that my HR, & zone colour dropped like a stone in the 5 sec rest breaks & between sets, whereas others stayed red.
Which is gooooood.