Yesterday marked the return of Tempo Tuesday. And with that brings a mixture of emotions…high levels of fear before the workout, assessments of my sanity during, and feelings of super powers afterwards!
Last (serious) training cycle, I based my tempo speed based on my race pace for the half that I wanted to (and did) PB in last May. This time, given my revelation that I do MUCH better in races when I’m going by feel rather than stressing about my watch, I’m going to do my tempo runs based on my HR – just like I do for all my other runs. So yesterday, to keep my heart rate in Zone 3, I ran at a pace of 7:30min/mi (4:40min/km) and this kept my HR in the lower half of the zone – which was perfect for my first day back at Tempo Tuesday! 🙂
Afterwards, Abby had her turn on the treadmill…
By the end of yesterday, I was SO SORE. The strength training of Monday had caught up to me, big time. So I did some stretching while watching TV…or at least tried to. I had someone near me who had other things in mind!
Don’t you wish you had an Abby of your own? lol