A tiresome longest run

I don’t know if it was an effect of the increased pace during the 2k sessions last thursday or just the muscles saying “enough now!”, but I experienced the longest run on the Saturday is very tiresome. I went a bit over 17 km’s, so I had a quite good pace, though.

Then I wasn’t sure of it or if it was just me experiencing it, but yesterday during the 1 hr run I felt very tired in the legs. And it showed at my performance too. Let’s hope the coming weekdays can put me in the right track again since I have the Hälsoloppet race on Saturday. I really hope for a sub 39 time then

Sat May 7 – Longest run – 1 h 30 min

17.01 km,  5:31, 132

Sun May 8 – 1 hour run

58:15, 10.7 km, 5:29, 136

A long refreshing run on the icy streets of Alingsås

The icy street Solvändegatan, Alingsås 2011-01-16
The icy street Solvändegatan, Alingsås 2011-01-16

During the day the family have been visiting a house that is the same model as a house we hopefully will build after we come home from China. It was nice to see it in real life, but it all still feels like a dream.. Not many young people in Sweden have the chance to own a house – especially not close to the bigger cities of Sweden. Our only chance might be to take the job in China. On the other hand the year over there also will be an adventure of a lifetime. 🙂

The longest run came today instead of yesterday. Even though it has been raining all day and the streets were even in worse condition than yesterday, it went pretty fine. 🙂

It was relaxing. At some places all the molten snow and ice formed pools of water, but most of the times I managed to avoid stepping in them. At one place, though, close to the end I came to a parking lot which was like a wet field of ice. I had to stop and trip forward like a lapricorn (Do they trip around?) – hence the break in the data on the Garmin page. My HR monitor went crazy again (That’s why the MaxHR is so high) – I can’t go on complaining about it here – it does it too often :S. Maybe I’ll just take it with Garmin instead. A reclaim or something, just to state a case.

On the right is a picture of Solvändegatan – the street outside us. The meaning was to visualize how the streets look like with the wet ice and everything – don’t know if the photo is truthful enough, though 😀

Take care!

Detailed Garmin data

Day 6, 1st sub 40 10k round
longest run – ‘time on feet’ up to 1Hr 30min (Swapped day 5 with day 6)

Lap Distance Time Avg Pace Avg HR Max HR Avg Cadence
1 15.43 1:30 5:50 135 167 89