52°, 89% H, UV 0, Dp 55
My plan to run 10 miles alternating each mile with 135 bpm and 155 bpm didn't quite work out that way. But, by golly, I felt great during and after the run anyway.
I averaged 158 HR and a 10:26 pace in an hour:44. If I manage to do that again on Saturday, I should come in under 2:20:00. I think I did the math right on that..
The only thing that slowed me down was the long 1.5 mile hill on this route. I ran it 3 times.
I decided that instead of driving 30-40 minutes x 2 out to Wantagh or Bethpage, I would stick closer to home. I ran the route in Oyster Bay that makes up the Supervisor's 5k.
It's got this huge ass hill that really isn't so bad, it's just long - but it's the downhill run that I felt was more technical. I really had to concentrate on my form so that I didn't get hurt. Parts of it contained some tight turns and were treacherous with traffic and sand.
It was cool this morning, so I wore my medium fleece hoody the first time around. By the time I got back to the car, I had to take it off - and I also took my first drink of electrolytes. The next two times around I was able to slow down and drink on the run. I also bought half of a P90X bar which I found I did not need, although I was feeling a bit hungry. I think I won't need to consume carbs on the half.
Depending on how I feel, I think I'll skip the speed work and maybe just do another easy run and a tempo. As of today, it looks like Saturday's weather for the HM will be a tad bit warmer, but 17 mph winds? Dandy. At least the course is flat.
EDIT: The race is on Sunday. I really thought it was Saturday. God. I scare myself sometimes...