I did just two workouts written from Chris this week. We're specifically taking it easy as I'm not ready to jump into anything defined yet, either physically or mentally.
The first workout was a 7.5 miler with a progression HR build. I've asked Chris to write my workouts based on HR for a while just because I think I'd be a little bummed to see where I'm at pace-wise.I'm really terrible with seeing times on my watch that I don't like... especially when you remember being faster, feeling better, etc. And yes, I know - it doesn't matter how fast I am now. I have to start somewhere! But it's still hard, ya know?
This workout was meant just to see where HR was at at varying paces. It ended around 183-185 bpm, which for me isn't too high (about MP).
|Trying to be diligent about using Garmin Connect for all of my runs now, especially now that a lot of runs will be done via HR targets. It's really quite slick!|
I'm re-using Jerry's taper for Chicago for this week. Not that I'm really "tapering" from anything, but I'll pretend like I am :). No carb depletion/load for this marathon either, as the focus is on just trying to feel better every day.
I took time this weekend to finally draft a Nutrition page. Take a look! My hope will be to continually add to this page as this is something I'm particularly interested in. If there are things you'd find interesting to have there/add, please let me know!
And, for a third week in a row (applause, please), Motivation Monday! No excuses. Get out there and get after it.