As my MHR is around 186 the information on the first set is misleading, the next two are probably (and I can only guess) more accurate. The times and HR information (AHR, MAX) is as follows:
15:00 (160, 221)
15:03 (148, 159)
15:02 (148, 160)
I feel better now (sorry).
Following a visit with the chiropractor, I started my run later than usual. The sun had set and whatever warmth the day might have held was gone. Still, +2C on a clear and windless night isn’t anything to be shaking your fist at. After a gentle warm-up, I arrived at the start of my special Broadmead Loop (read undulating). Easing into the first interval, I was amazed at how smooth I felt and couldn’t help but question whether I was going fast enough. I decided to let experience win this debate and trusted my senses and rather just enjoyed feeling good.
The second piece was remarkably like the first and it wasn’t until half-way through the third that anything changed. I was running in a particularly dark stretch of road, towering conifers overhead, when without any notice I swore I was being attacked my a flock of vicious owls. Do owls travel in flocks? The hooting and hollering almost had me in hysterics; I dropped the pace for a few seconds before dialing it back into my comfortable rhythm and grinning at the darkness.
Monday: day off/core (scheduled)
Tuesday: 1:24:39 with 3x15’ ME (3’)