Thursday, April 17, 2008
Thursday 18 miles. Feeling good..
am) Jeff and I met up this morning to go a few rounds. We warmed up 1.5 miles to a 3 mile trail loop and ran 3 times around with a progressive build on each loop. Loop #1 was with HR 140-150 (considered a warm-up) and in ~19:20 (?) . Loop #2 was with HR 150-160 and in ~17:57.. Loop #3 was with HR 160-170 and run in 16:27. I ran fairly hard on the third loop not too concerned with going above AeT. I feel like I am certainly plateauing with the aerobic work I have been doing for the last 9 weeks. I built on top of the fitness I carried over from the previous 10 months of training and have plateaued much sooner than I expected. If you are following the MAF method and are considering doing harder tempo work or intervals I would say to wait until you do experience a plateau in performance. I feel that I may actually be back sliding. I've never been in this situation as i have never truly exploited my aerobic fitness! This is good.
pm) 6 miles easy jogging with HR <130.. Legs feel great again- finally! I feel so much better running more miles.. something to remember.