Miles:
3610 total / 358 in 2014
Goal:

Son of a Beach 12hr Endurance Run, Sarasota Half Marathon, Fools 50, Wickham Park, Barkley Fall Classic, Wild Sebastian 100

Chris Gkikas ran: My first fartlek run....

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  • 3 miles
  • 00:31 time
  • 10:01 pace
  • 384 calories
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  • 213 ft climb
  • 181 max hr
  • 166 avg hr
    • Currently /5 Effort.
    effort /5
good Barefoot 3.1 mi 00:31 10:01 pace

My first fartlek run. Upped the pace to 7:38 at one point, and THAT felt really good. Happily no knee or leg problems, though I did experience some friction tenderness on my left sole. Felt a bit of little torque on that side, maybe from yesterday's tweaked, one-legged squat. Hot and humid this evening -- like running through a sauna. Heart rate and lungs sure felt it (avg HR 164bpm, max HR 181bpm.)

  • Ed H.

    Nice work Chris.

    almost 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Lou R.
    Lou R.

    Good run considering the less than ideal conditions.

    almost 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Gavin
    Gavin

    Yea for no knee problems!

    almost 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Chris G.
    Chris G.

    Thanks, fellas. I'm trying to "start over" with weekly road running mileage (but cautiously extend the rare, exuberant trail runs!)

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Michele H.
    Michele H.

    Nice #s for pace and HR considering it was hot! Needed to read this post to help me "man up" with bf speed work. I am still putting on the minimals for speed work and not proud of it :-(

    almost 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Dianasaur K.

    I think the starting over is a great idea!!! I hope that sole is just in a mood today is all. Great run Chris! Are you going to do the 10% increase or?

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Chris G.
    Chris G.

    Michele, thanks! My decreased mileage from the injury rest has resulted in a slight pussification of my soles. Got a nice little blister to show for it. Diana, these past few runs I've just been adding a five minutes per run. want to get to 50-60min midweek sessions in time.

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Neil C.
    Neil C.

    Nice work Chris. Sounds like it is finally coming around.

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • J Pierre M.
    J Pierre M.

    good run... nice that things are holding!

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Stephen
    Stephen

    Glad to hear you are getting in some pain free miles.

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Alan T.
    Alan T.

    Nice one, friend. You're doing well.

    almost 2 years ago Like