Well actually more than that of course, as I had 1 hour to slowly run around. However, since the tide is in at the moment, I can’t go to the beach and explore hidden caves, therefore I went to the local park.
While the grass was mowed recently it was still a bit too wet before 6 in the morning, but the sun was shining and the track looked astonishingly quite pleasant! Now I usually avoid the track and rather run around the grass fields, but not today!
I’m doing recovery week this week and therefore have too much energy and just knew I couldn’t keep myself slow enough if I take to the fields (so the wetness would not matter). The track is just some dirt, but it is nicer to run on than on the park roads. I also sometimes really like switching my brain off, which indeed happened and I breezed around the track for quite a bit until I realized I only had one hour and went on my way back.
When I came home I realized via Strava, I had run a mile! Strava records the weirdest things, especially segments others frequently run. I usually run kilometers, as I am a metric person, but there is a 1 mile segment for this track. Now I have a mile time for my (nearly) MAF pace which is 14:33. It was at an average heart-rate of 145. I just have to be more consistent … I also have a new MAF PR for 5k which is 43:58.
Oh somehow I start to love recovery week!
Btw. if anyone is curious, I also created a page for my general formula/plan and it includes an excel file for download that I used to calculate/structure my training.
P.S.: Gareth I hope this displays now fully on the reader.