Posted: 20/07/2014 at 23:02
Great Comrades video! Love the 45-timer. If you haven't gone and watched footage of Ellie Greenwood roaring past one of the Russians, you should. (Start at 6:09:00, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8a2_A_UGJ28 )
In from a hard 16m with 10 in the middle at MP (7:01 target). Was on track for the first 8 miles of the MP segment, but melted in the last 2 and ended up with 7:06 average, which isn't ideal, but not bad, given that I've been feeling a bit rubbish all week. Happily, P+D have my next week as a recovery week, so looking forward to that.
Thoroughly enjoying my replacement garmin heart rate monitor. My 405 came with one of the basic models, and it had been acting up recently. (For example, the last 17 miles of Boston had an average HR of 184bpm, and last I noticed, I'm not a hummingbird. Nor do I have SVT.) Granted, it was about 6 years old, so I shouldn't complain too much. The replacement is their 'premium' model, which is much smaller/more comfy and hasn't acted up at all.
Condolences to everyone on the bench at the moment. Take care of yourselves, both mentally and physically. (Not sure which of those is more difficult...)