am) 5 miles very relaxed jogging to open up my capillaries and get loose. I bundled up in order to try and promote vasodilation.. something I have been reading about in regards to my sauna addiction. There is some good research that supports the benefits of being hot. More on that one later.
After the run I rested for about an hour and hydrated.. then ran:
8 miles in 47:23 (about 5:56 pace) on a rolling course in a blustery wind. HR average was 156.
No wonder yesterday felt so easy.. turns out it was! This run felt very relaxed yet quick on a few of the miles. One mile with a tail wind for a portion of it went by in 5:34. Max HR was 161. This HR intensity (~Zone 2) is what some people refer to as LSD (long slow distance).. bull shit. It's slow if you are aerobically weak!