Monday, February 9, 2009

HADD Test Version 3.0

Another month has passed, and I have continued with most of my training runs slower than 8:00/mile pace. This usually is an average of 125-140BPM.
Tonight it was time to do Version 3.0 of the HADD test and see if I could get a better grade this time.
Here are the results:
Int# HR_Avg Pace
1 126 9:07
2 138 8:05
3 149 7:29
4 159 7:04
5 170 6:34

I felt pretty good about the test this time. I would give myself a solid "B" on it.
The lower HR targets showed quite a bit of improvement, but the 170 target was only slightly better. Maybe this is telling me that now is the time to start incorporating a few tempo runs and possibly some interval work?

Rocky Raccoon, Carl and Jamie:
This past weekend, Carl G went down to Huntsville, TX and ran the Rocky Raccoon 100 mile event. Carl is a veteran of many ultras, but still was working to complete his first 100.
HE DID IT! (28:15)
Congratulations Carl!
Jamie Donaldson also was there, winning the women's division easily and coming in 3rd place overall! Looks like she is going after the Ultrarunner of the year for 2009.
Someday I would like to run Rocky, the pictures of the trails on the web site look beautiful.

Freeze Your Buns 4 mile:
On Saturday, I will be running the "Freeze your Buns" 4 mile run in St. Peter, MN. I've run this one for the past two years, and it is always a fun time.
In 2007, I averaged 6:38/mile and in 2008 it was 6:33/mile. A good goal would be to break the 6:30/mile barrier.
I'm also hoping that Schmoopie will be feeling healthy enough (plantar fasciitis in her right foot) to join me and run it also.


Matthew Patten said...

Dang, you beat me to the HADD test again. We are almost on the same schedule. I am doing mine in the next few days (was too sore for today).

Nice job going from "f" to "B"

Jessica said...

Good luck on your sounds good! Impressive times from previous years!