Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Pikes Peak Greenway

12 Miles 1:23:02 6:55 average per mile
10:00 am) 50's Sunny!
Not a very good run today. I just felt flat. Maybe feeling the track
workout from yesterday. Tried to pick up the pace last 4 miles but
was still much slower than I would have liked.


Sean O'Day said...

Brad, good work as usual.

I am intrigued by your training. It is much more in line with how I trained in college than what I do nowadays. It seems you're either pulling off some hefty hard days, or you have days like yesterday where you click off 7:00's. I am simply not strong enough to recover on 7:00's - my non-workout days see me putting in plenty of 8:30-9:30 efforts. How many days a week do you feel good? Bad?

I had a high school teammate who ran at Michigan State. Coach there had the philosophy of raising the bar - NO miles were EVER run slower than 6:00 with the exception of the day before a race. It worked for them.

Brad Poppele said...

Thanks Sean!
Actually yesterday was a hard day. My legs were tired from the track workout the day before. I struggled to run 7:00 pace and tried to pick it up last 4 miles but was not much faster than the first 8 miles. I don't do a lot of easy running. Maybe I need to do more. I just run by feel and usually feel pretty good. I would say I feel good at least 5 days a week. I recover pretty fast. I can run 20 miles and feel fine the next day. Now track is different I'm usually sore, tired the next day. As far as my mileage and workouts go I do those according to what my coach prescribes.