We've got a streak going here with posts 4 days in a row. This will be a short one though.
Once again it was another warm January day in the desert and by the time I got home it was still in the low 60s. The get up early and run this morning plan was aborted so I was excited to get out and run. The schedule called for an hour tonight so depending on how it's going is either 6 or 7 miles.
Really nothing spectacular tonight and with the route I was taking there would be no moon to admire or light my way but that didn't matter because per usual I was running by the light of my Run-Bright LED lights (you should be too).
The first 2 miles we pretty good so I figured it was going to be a 7 miler. Maybe I got a bit too excited but I spike my HR up to the 140s which forced me to slow down for a few minutes and pretty much settled it that tonight I would only be doing 6.
Before I started HR training this may have bothered me but since its more about time than distance, I didn't push any longer than I needed to. Now while it didn't bother me per se I still wanted to know why I'm 20-30 seconds slower on my mid-week runs than I was previously but I'm still progressing on my longer weekend runs. Then it hit me, I haven't been getting to bed early enough.
One of the core tenets of the Maffetone Method is Training = Workout + Recovery so with a 4 am alarm set for a scheduled 4 early miles it's time to get ready for bed.