Ran 10K yesterday and 8K today. At the same pace I was running before I headed to Philly, my heart rate was averaging around 10 beats per minute higher. I also felt generally sluggish. I think that I have lost my altitude acclimitazation. Probably take three weeks or so to get it back. June is our hottest month here in Deming, so I will also begin the process of running around 7 p.m. each night. Received an email that the electric 5K will again be held on the evening before the 4th of July. Had a pretty poor experience last year with all the smoke from the grills setting off my asthma, as well as all the kids scrambling onto the course to get at the vendors selling crap, but I told Chris that if he defended his title, I would run it again. He is struggling with about three months of tendonitis in his knee and wants to take a few weeks off and swim, but will tell me later if he chooses to run it.
Took this picture at the philly art museum. Got yelled at because I didn't realize that my camera was on auto flash. Ended up with a nice picture all the same.....
2 Mi 10:08 5:04 Pace 91' 5K 17:45 5:44 Pace 90' 4 Mi 23:20 5:52 Pace 90' 5 Mi 29:56 5:59 Pace 89' 10K 37:54 6:07 Pace 91' 15K 1:00:30 6:30 Pace 91' 1/2M 1:27:30 6:41 Pace 93' M 3:10:58 7:17 Pace 50Mi 8:22:50 10:03 Pace 94'
Just completed 40 years of running and racing distances from 1500 meters to 50 miles. After 4 back surgeries, surgeries to both feet, having my knee and ankle broken after being hit by a truck, and having had meniscus surgery in 2011, I have limited my competitive running to races I can complete in an hour or less. I think I have used up all 9 of my running lives, so I am hoping to stay injury free for a few more years! My goal now is to try and run 4 days a week with two days of quality work, and to supplement that with three days a week of weights and bike intervals at the gym. The Combination of Year/Kilometers (40 plus years and over 110,000 kilometers) have enjoyed their full effect on me orthopaedically.