Gear: ASICS Gel-Kayano Lite 2
Warm Up || 9.66km at Tempo Pace || Cooldown
Easy RunOctober 13, 2021Gear: ASICS Gel-Kayano Lite 2
For the first 45 minutes, I tried my best to keep my HR between Z2 and Z3.
It was getting ridiculous and way too easy, even when I ran at 7:30/km pace the HR monitor was hitting Z5.
I took off my watch and poured water over the HR sensor. It was recording better after that. 🤦♂️
I've decided that until I get my chest strap HR monitor I'm going to ignore zone training. It is just not very reliable. (I've ordered a HRM Pro from garmin). Will be finding out my LTHR and my correct HR zones soon.
I also just realized that my garmin HR zones are different than the one that strava shows. I'll change my garmin zones to match strava for now.
Supplement to the long run to make it 21.09kmOctober 11, 2021Gear: ASICS Gel-Kayano Lite 2
Long Run - End of Week 7October 11, 2021Gear: ASICS Gel-Kayano Lite 2
Damn, I thought this would be my first sub 2hr half marathon. Didn't see the distance before stopping the activity 🤦♂️
Ran another 1k after this separately.
Realized that this was only short of 190 meters to a half marathon.
Which means I just have to add 1 minute 1 second to this run based on my 1k run after this.
So that brings it to 1:57:20! 😍😍
This is my first sub 2hr half marathon.
Feeling fantastic! 😃
Which means I already ran a sub 2hr half marathon!
I used 2 energy gels in this run, and 500 ml of water.
First energy gel at 40min mark, 2nd at 1hr 30min mark.
No energy gel before the run.
Looking back, I feel there were definitely sections where I could have avoided the walking breaks,
I was following the pace pro strategy on this course, I was more than 1 minute ahead of time.
Just did not know that it would end up showing 20.09 as the distance.
The course distance is 21.09.
Easy Run ✌️ (air quotes 😂)October 9, 2021Gear: ASICS Gel-Kayano Lite 2
This was supposed to be a 40 min easy run in Z2. But at 37min when the podcast I was listening to ended, I said, "Ok google play queen on Spotify", it started off with Bohemian Rhapsody. I went like, now I can't stop for another 6 minutes.
Before I knew, that 6 minutes turned into another 40 minutes.
I did not use energy gel for this run,
But I guess some music can give you the same type of energy that an energy gel can 🤫 😂
Also, I didn't pay much attention to my watch today, instead I ran at what pace felt easy for me for certain sections of the run so the heart rate zones are a bit all over the pace.
Speed WorkoutOctober 8, 2021Gear: ASICS Gel-Kayano Lite 2
6 sets of 1.6km rep at Speed Pace 5:24 to 5:34 /km
3 minute rec jog at 6:53 to 7:26 /km between each rep
Used the Mango juice flavored energy gel by Pure 5 minutes before the run.
Consumed 500ml water during the run.
Took a few walk breaks to lower my heart rate.
Overall, it was a good run.
Progression RunOctober 5, 2021Gear: ASICS Gel-Kayano Lite 2
This will be the 2nd recovery week in the training.
Ran the last 20 minutes at a faster pace.
I used an energy gel for the first time in this run.
It was the Orange juice flavored energy gel by Pure.
Had the gel 5 minutes before the run, with 300ml of water.
During the run I had 500ml of water which had a tea spoon of pink himalayan salt mixed in it.
This energy gel was a pass ✅ had no funny side effects.
I'll be trying out other flavors of energy gels in my upcoming runs.
All the energy gels that I've purchased are caffeine free.
Recovery WalkOctober 5, 2021Gear: ASICS Gel-Kayano Lite 2
Long run - End of week 6October 3, 2021Gear: ASICS Gel-Kayano Lite 2
Between 5:30 to 7:00/km for the majority of the run.
Faster than race pace for the last 20 minutes.
And hey, I hit a new PB for a half marathon on this run! 😃
Aids used: 1 bottle of 750ml powerade zero. Took 3 drink breaks.
Recovery RunOctober 1, 2021Gear: Vivobarefoot Primus lite 2
Used the barefoot shoes for this run