I deliberately skipped Monday’s run in order to run today–my birthday! I didn’t feel right about taking the day off and just lazing around eating goldfish crackers.
I was a bit concerned heading out, as my sleep score was a dismal 38/100 (Poor) and the Garmin summary advised “Non-restorative. You slept long enough, but not well enough to bring your stress levels down overnight. You might feel higher stress or fatigue today.” Fatigue before I even start running? Yikes.
As it turned out, though, I had one of my best runs of the summer, with only three days of summer left! How did such witchery happen? Part of it was likely due to conditions: It was only 13C when heading out, with higher humidity and plenty of clouds. Although the humidity could have been lower (there was sweating involved), the overall conditions were conducive to a good run.
My main goal was to maintain a consistent pace. I wasn’t concerned about speed pr BPM, as long as both were reasonable. My overall BPM was the same as Friday, at 157, but weirdly, despite running the “harder” counter-clockwise route, I was much faster, coming in at a brisk 5:41/km, my best pace of the summer. Yowza1Amusingly, the spell checker suggested using “Yoda” here instead!
In fact, my final km clocked in at 5:28/km! Yoda2See previous footnote!
The left knee, especially the tendon on the right side, did feel a bit stiff on the walk along the river trail, but both knees don’t feel bad as I type this now.
Overall, I am pleased with how the run turned out. Not too bad for a freshly-minted 59-year-old. :P
Run 809 Average pace: 5:41/km Training status: Maintaining Location: Burnaby Lake (CCW) Start: 10:28 a.m. Distance: 5.03 km Time: 28:37 Weather: Cloudy Temp: 13-14ºC Humidity: 78% Wind: light BPM: 157 Weight: 165.8 Total distance to date: 5925 km Devices: Garmin Forerunner 255 Music, iPhone 12, AirPods (3rd generation) Shoes: HOKA Speedgoat 5 (60/121/181 km)