August 10, 2014

Hot, Then a Typhoon

Week of Aug. 4 ~ 10
68.4km / 42.5 mi.
The weather was as above, so not your ideal running week.

4:30 - 14k in 1:18:11 @5:36/k
44:14/33:57 @6:19/4:51
Legs not moving going out, but ok coming back, after considerable stretching.
33C/91F, 60%

Weights and core at the gym. Temp. got up to 36/97.

7:30 - Club track workout. 13.4km
1000 x 6 4:09/3:55/53/54/54/44 (2:30-3:00 in bet.)
Sluggish on first one, then felt ok. Happy with the last one, picked up the pace and kicked well.
29C/84F, 70%. Didn't feel so warm, because there was a strong breeze, but various therms showed 29.

5:00 - 14k. Very easy pace, legs tired.
31C/88F, 60%

12:00 - Gym workout
3:30 - 12km.  "Easy" pace, but legs tired so it didn't feel easy. Also very humid - 65% but it felt higher.
30C/86F, 65%

1:30 - 15km. Namban Rengo club trip down to the seaside town of Kamakura. About 7k run past the Great Buddha, then up into the hills past some other temples, then back to the beach. Others ran more in the hills, but I wanted to do a tempo run, so ran 4k out, 4k back along the beach road. 18:00 out and 18:20 back (into the wind, so was working harder). Distance approx, but it was about a 4:30/k pace.
Then beer and Thai food on the beach. Typhoon coming so high waves closed the beach to swimmers, but the weather was ok.

Typhoon. Rain stopped in late afternoon, but wind still strong and legs tired, so took a rest day.

Kamakura runners:

1 comment:

  1. Nice day out for the club Bob. You have a good group there. Don't envy those 36C days. We're getting tops of 15 or so now, so hopefully winter's behind us. Expecting dought-breaking rains the next week - left overs from your typhoon?