Week 9 Run Challenge Complete

Today, being day 63 is the end of week 9 of the 90 day run challenge.

Again I stayed at 7:30 pace to rest my right anterior tibialis. Again I had no fatigue or pain in that muscle.

I noticed something interesting, though. In the later kms, my heart rate was hovering around 151 bpm whether I was running at 7:40 pace or 6:50 pace. It was a bit of a revalation as the major difference between the two speeds is my legspeed or how many steps per minute I take. For clarity, that’s more steps per minute when running faster. So I struggled to keep my heart rate down at 7:40 pace, but it was easy to keep it down when I was running at 7:00 pace.

I ended up doing 4.05 km in the 30 minutes at an average pace of 7:25 mins/km, average heart rate of 144 bpm.

The chart up til now is:

run challenge week 9

You’ll notice two dips this week (9). The first is the two runs (days 3 & 4) where I was pushing Jamie, then days 6 & 7 where I was deliberately running only 4 km. If it weren’t for my anterior tibialis problems, I would have had a week sitting around 4.5 km. Ah well. Hopefully it’s resolved soon and I can go back to running faster.

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