Saturday, January 16, 2016

Long and Easy Miles

Got out for 13.8 miles tonight. Took about 2 and a half hours, but I was reveling in the lovely temperature (about 40F) and listening to my podcasts, just keeping my breathing easy. My heart rate was still higher than I'd like it to have been, but I'll work on getting it lower this next week before marathon training picks up.

Managed to cover just shy of 400 ft of elevation over the course of the run. I have some local hills scoped that should allow me to do much more climbing over a shorter distance, though. I'll need to make that regular part of my training for Big Sur, even if I'm only walking or walk/running the biggest hills around here once a week. Given the grade of some of them, I may not run intervals on them at first. Want to avoid injury while developing that kind of volume and technique.

Planning to get an hour of active recovery in tomorrow, which should leave me with 27 or 28 miles for the week. Not too bad given the number of "rest" days I took!

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