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...