Week 18, Saturday 10/29 - Run

Training stats for the day's run...


City, State: Chico, CA

Location: Bidwell Lower Park

Course: One-Mile --> 5-Mile (Loop)

Terrain: Flat. Paved.

Distance and/or Time: ~6 miles, 1 hour 5 minutes

Speed or RPE: 5.5 mph, 5 (somewhat hard)

Saturday, October 29, 2005

The Run

  • 60 Minutes - Intervals: 0-2% grade; 9 minutes at 5.7 mph; 1 minute at 3.5 mph.

  • 5 Minutes - Cooldown: 0% grade; 5 minutes at <5.0 mph;

  • BPM: Unknown (HRM broken)


Libor said it all when he wrote, "It's Great When it Clicks".

I had a great (social) evening the night before, and while I didn't get a lot of sleep, I did get great sleep. I stayed over at Sam's, the alarm went off, we weren't groggy, and we got dressed and walked over to the park to meet with the other running club members. The weather felt damp, but without rain clouds, the sun was shining. It was destined to be a glorious day. And glorious it was! I ran with Sam farther than we've ever run before (to the 5-Mile Bridge!) and continued to run back. We accidentally blew through two of our "rest" intervals because we were too busy talking about politics and coming up with an off-season plan. Chatty Cathys we were, but the sort-of-breathless kind. It was just perfect. We ran strong! Oh, how I love days like today!