September 9, 2008

This week is a rest week. Ran a slow 4 miles

I haven't had enough sleep the past two nights, and my wakeup heart rate for yesterday and today has been 59. So, as is to be expected, I didn't have a lot of energy during my run. I had decided last week to have this week be a rest week, because I've had 3 or 4 weeks of great running, and I wanted to give my body some extra rest. The timing for this rest week was great, because my performance this morning indicates I'm quite tired. This week will be a rest week, because I'll run reduced distances and a relatively slow pace, what ever pace is comfortable for me.

The sky during my run was mostly cloudy, and the temperature was in the mid 70s (F). I ran at a slow pace, stopped several times to pick up litter, and took extra walking breaks to avoid my body becoming stressed out.

4 comments:

  1. Get some sleep and enjoy your rest week. Rest weeks can be SLOW good.

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  2. I just woke up from a nap...

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  3. Keep up the great training. someone who has run as long as you have knows what works. God Bless You in all that you endeavor to do.
    A Runner Friend,
    Jimmy....

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  4. Next week is my Recovery Week, not so much as a rest for my body, but for my mind as well. I always feel very eager to run after a Recovery Week.

    Beachrunner's comment "Rest weeks can be SLOW good," is rather funny, I think I'll borrow it as a Daily Quote in my blog at the beginning of my Recovery Run.

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