February 19, 2007

A nice half-hour rest run

My wakeup HR was down to 51, so that was a good sign. I felt pretty good during the morning, but when I started to run, I could tell I was tired. I cut my run in half. I timed myself during the last mile. I finished the first half of the mile in 5:30. That was too fast for a rest run, so I slowed down and finished the full mile in 11:20. That was a pretty good pace for a rest run.

2 comments:

Alessandra said...

Dear Mr. Leigh,

I am writing to tell you that I used your "Low-Stress Training Plan for First Marathon". Still can't believe that I managed to finish my first marathon (Tokyo Marathon, February 18th) in 4:20:03. We had very bad weather conditions (rain, cold, high winds) but I had great fun and look forward to running many marathons in the future! Thank you for your valuable advice! Best regards, Alessandra Ratcliffe
alessandraratcliffe@hotmail.com

Allen said...

You're welcome and thank you, Alessandra, for letting me know of your success. Congratulations! Try and keep 40-45 miles/week year around, and your body will love you for it. It's been two days, how do you feel