My First Week Back To 50mpw

After the illness, I slowly started running and finished the previous week with only 15mpw.  So, last week I was planning on heading back to the 50mpw range.  I had great runs, but I was running too fast.  I know now that it was because I had fresh legs and the legs just wanted to fly.

Last week I also started the Chalene Extreme program, and Week 1 was super tough, especially with the 51.56 miles I ran.  So, with trepidation, I decided to do my long run on Sunday.  My goal was to do what the spreadsheet said, 15 miles, but since I had not run anything above 11 miles for 6 weeks, I was not sure whether I could complete it.

The temps were great.  It was super hot (78-84F, 80-87F with the heat index) but the humidity was low (70% - 61%), which made it enjoyable.  I ran by feel and immediately fell into pace.  The splits are below.  I had a lot of energy and, although the last mile was tough (it was after all 86-87F by then), I still finished strong and faster than all the other miles:


Split
Time
Distance
Avg Pace
Summary02:35:2015.0010:21
100:10:551.0010:55
200:10:361.0010:36
300:10:281.0010:28
400:10:261.0010:26
500:10:251.0010:25
600:10:241.0010:24
700:10:171.0010:17
800:10:191.0010:19
900:10:181.0010:18
1000:10:181.0010:18
1100:10:081.0010:08
1200:10:171.0010:17
1300:10:091.0010:09
1400:10:141.0010:14
1500:10:001.0010:02

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