Got a late night sms from Jono who decided to pull out of a planned 12km trail run through Cremorne Point. Apparently 7.30am start too early … personally sunrise-style runs suit me best.
It’s also been over a year since I checked my resting heart rate. Decided to stick on the heart monitor as I was waking up. Recall my last reading mid 2013 was maybe high 30s?
Results below – 35bpm. Not much to get out of it aside but it can be a gauge of how well rested I am (if I took it more regularly). Curious what sort of training it would take to get to 30bpm.
By 6:30am I found myself shooting down to Greenwich ferry wharf (about 5km down to the bottom) to circle the peninsula. There’s a steady decline from St Leonards and a nice 1km trail run that provides incredible water views looking south towards the city. Quads still a tad battered from the weekend so I kept the pace well controlled.
It was about 7km in before I started to warm-up and feel comfortable. Extended the run and covered just shy of 15km by running back around Chatswood. Happy to bank some easy kms to kick off the week.
Run summary – 14.9km at 5.20min/km pace.
Running shoe thoughts
I’ve noticed some wear and tear on my Saucony Type A6 racers. Only started using these 7 weeks ago for selected speed sessions + a few MLRs. Doubt they will go past 500km life. My shoe transition over the last 12 months has been:
– Inov-8 f-lite 195s (x1)
– Adizero tempo 6 (x2)
– Newton Distance S elite (x1)
– Inov-8 road-x 233s (x2) – still using
– Saucony Type A6 (x1) – still using