Since I hadn’t trained for a 5k, and I have run maybe 4 times since London a month ago, the “race” was more of a fast-run. I did beat a high school kid though, running up a hill – while trying to talk life lessons to her about not giving up 🙂
Before the race, bright and shiny.
Ok, it wasn’t all that bad. Just felt like dying as soon after the race. And felt much better after some water.
My time? 36.xx – slow and embarrassing. But not surprising given my lack of any form of exercise this past 1 month.
My HR zones? When I uploaded my workout, Training Peaks told me that my new Threshold was 175, and using that in Joe Friel’s training zones gives me a Z2 of max 157. If I consider that I got my numbers from a race instead of just straight out 30min hard running and unscientifically lower it by a few beats, the zones are still about 10 beats higher than what I trained with. Maybe I’ll do one more standalone test without a race, after I recover sufficiently from this one!
If you train by Heart Rate Zones, do you calculate them based on a race or standalone run or MAF?
Did you run any races on Memorial Day or over the weekend? Has it started to get insanely hot or is it still cool enough to enjoy running?
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