I woke up early today to get in my long run. I bought a marathon plan (advanced) from TrainingPeaks.com. This plan was created by Mike Ricci and I have used a triathlon plan from him. Here is the workout:
Run 1.5 hours on a flat to rolling course. Keep HR in Zone 1-2 for 1:00. The last 30' are at race pace. Think about form and running pretty. Stay hydrated and eat! Stretch when done and add in Core 1, 2 or 3.
HR Zone 1-2 is around 145-156 bpm...or so. I started using a Heart Rate Monitor in 2009 so I can learn how to pace myself better. I am using the Polar F6. It's ok. No extreme bells or whistles.
Cherry Creek State Park Loop
Distance: 13.1 miles
Avg Pace: 7:49/mile
Best Pace: 5:55/mile
Calories burned: 1648
HR Avg: 181
HR Max: 158
1hr mark - 7.45 miles - 8:03/mile
30 min race pace - 4.16 miles - 7:13/mile
cool down (12:24) - 1.49 miles - 8:19/mile
Good training day for my quest to qualify for Boston. I took a nap after lunch for about 2 hours. I have to be well rest for a 10k tomorrow with my running club. Yuck. Next week will be back to back races too. My body seem pretty warn out.