Podcast #4 (Will sound scratchy – recorded via phone)
Did the gerbil thing after work today. 25 minutes, about 2.6 miles.
Running felt good. Started at 6.5 MPH, about 9 minute miles, but had to slow down to 6.0 after a couple minutes. One of the upsides of the marathon is that I now have exact knowledge of where my achilles tendon and hamstrings are. But that can be solved by stretching.
About 15 minutes into the run, I bumped it up to 7.5 mph – felt great. Held it for about 5 minutes, and then back down to 6 mph for the rest of the run.
Only concern was that my heart rate peaked about 185 during the “fast” part, but I didn’t feel like I was in the red.