Is it me, or lately has NYRR’s Facebook page been more of a trainwreck than ever? It seems like every single post on the wall deteriorates into some type of pissing ground (check out the one with about 50 replies-that one is awesome.) I mean, to get to the point where they have to initate “posting guidelines”…how old are we again? I will admit, sometimes I do have the urge to comment…but instead I choose to bite my tongue and talk about it here on my blog. Much better! 🙂
So that was the trainwreck part of the post, now for the tempo. 3 x the Harlem Hills loop. In the heat and humidity. I bet it hurts just reading about it. But we got it done. Was all in the pacing.
|Loop||Time||Distance||Pace||Avg HR||Max HR|
Overall, this was a little slower than the “suggested” time for me for the loop which was about 10:50…but then again, those weren’t triple-H (heat, humidty, hills) adjusted. But the point of the workout was to negative split, finish strong, so was all good.
Thanks to everyone who commented on my race report. I’ve given myself a coupla days to cool off. For the record-this was not a crowded race (516 finishers according to NYRR) and the weather…70 degrees and 53% humidity isn’t exactly chilly, but it’s much better than what we’ve had here as of late (and I believe comparable to last year’s conditions for this race.) I think what happened may have been one or both of 2 things: last year I didn’t do speed the week before the race whereas I had that long workout last Tuesday and that I’m at least 5 pounds heavier than I was this time last year (I don’t know why, but I’m really struggling with it more this year.) 5 x 2 seconds per mile…theres the 10 seconds per mile difference from last year. And honestly, I think I was spoiled the last 2 years with the racing going well and it feeling too easy…figured I’m due for a year where I have my work cut out for me 🙂
Coupla more race pics…damn why am I heel-striking in both of them? :-\