3 February 2013

Long Run - Blow Up!

Posted by Brad Hefta-Gaub under: Run.

I had a great start to this run. My plan, if you can call it that, was to run out as fast as I could. Shooting for my goal pace required to qualify for Boston. 3:15:00 is what I need to run, so that means 7:26/mile pace. I was shooting for sub 7:30… I ended up making it to mile 14 at that pace. But then I started blowing up really bad. By mile 16 my average was still 7:29, but I was running closer to 8:00/mile. Then I really slowed down and realized I was getting a blister (this time, similar to the one from the Quadzilla, but on my other foot).

Anyway, I think the key here is that even though from cardiovascular perspective I can handle it, my muscular or neuromuscular endurance aren’t there… not to mention my running stride is apparently different enough that it causes me blisters.

The solution: run more!

Workout:

  • Type: Run
  • Date: 02/03/2013
  • Time: 12:43:00
  • Total Time: 3:24:24.00
  • Average Heart rate: 136
  • Max Heart rate: 152
  • Calories: 2399
  • Distance: 25 miles
  • Average Pace: 8:10.46/mile
  • Max Pace: 7:19.02/mile

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Activities: Year to Date

Distances
Bike: 250 miles
Run : 140 miles
Walk: 25 miles
Hours of Activity
 Bike: 15.0 - 24.3%
 Run : 30.5 - 49.4%
 Flex: 3.0 - 4.9%
 Walk: 8.3 - 13.3%
 Other: 5.0 - 8.1%
  Total:61.8
 

Activities: Last Year

Distances
Bike: 896 miles
Run : 201 miles
Walk: 15 miles
Swim: 21,342 meters
Hours of Activity
 Bike: 47.9 - 39.3%
 Swim: 7.3 - 6.0%
 Run : 28.4 - 23.3%
 Strength: 25.9 - 21.3%
 Flex: 4.5 - 3.7%
 Walk: 4.8 - 3.9%
 Other: 3.0 - 2.5%
  Total:121.7