First off sorry for not posting anything about last night's half hour run; it was hot and slow and short. The most exciting thing about it was that I was able to stay consistently in the high range (128-131 bpm) with only a couple short blips above 132. In all it was a really good run. I can't ask for any more than that.
Tonight the schedule called for an hour run. With temps just above 100 and not a cloud in the sky, it was going to be another slow one. I probably sound like a broken record but MAF training isn't sexy. It's all about building a good aerobic foundation, staying injury free and not stressing my body. It is also keeping me from overtraining.
I'm not sure if it was the heat or just that it was a third consecutive day of running but my legs felt heavy from the get go. At a bit over the half mile mark I was giving serious thought to cutting it short and only doing 30 minutes but I was able to talk myself out of that. I convinced myself to press toward 45 minutes and by the time I hit that turnaround point I had shut BBW out enough and continued on my way.
So while this may not have been my best effort, it was another brick added to the base. The key is that I'm feeling good and not dealing with any setbacks. Even my PF has been behaving the last couple days with little more than a light, random cry. I can tell you that I'm looking forward to a rest day tomorrow and with the remote possibility of rain on Saturday it may actually be a quicker run on Saturday. Fingers crossed.