Friday, January 22, 2010

Test Run #7

My overall statistics for today's crappy test run:

Friday, January 22, 2010
3 miles @ 8:00 pace
Avg HR = 152 (+1 beats)
Peak HR = 163 (+3 beats)
Resting HR = 53 (+2 beats)
Weight = 168 (no change)

No improvements, one unchanged, and three declines!  Damn.  What's up with my training?  I incorporated 2 speed sessions this past week instead of one.  Oh well.  I'm blaming it on Jeff for skipping out on our Thursday super-easy jog.  He didn't want to run on the slippery roads or trails because of his bad foot, hip, and back.  So we did a treadmill run "together."  That means I ran faster than normal--still easy, but not super slow.  Probably didn't impact my training...but I need an excuse!  Or I could blame it on my wife for keeping me up all week with her hacking cough.  Not her fault, but it's another good can I run well if I'm not rested?  No more excuses.  We'll see how next Friday works out for me.  You gotta keep the faith.

NOTE:  At least I'm still posting my progress each week.  Haven't seen Jeff's updates in a couple of weeks. Where's the accountability? 


GTI said...

I'm sorry to hear about the backslide - but I am enjoying your blame and distract tactics. ;-)
Have you considered politics? I'm thinking you'd fit right in as Governor of Illinois.

Chris Ⓥ said...

Yeah, yeah. My training is going great (except for lack of long runs) it must be someone else's fault. Really. Primaries are coming up...