Yesterday was another day that I didn't have enough time to run, end up with a short 4k run on the way back home after work. I suppose to be tapering for the Marathon upcoming on Sunday, not sure running an intensive short run is okay or not... anyhow, the splits and HR were:
1k - 4:43 - 153bpm
2k - 4:33 - 167bpm
3k - 4:33 - 176bpm
4k - 4:23 - 181bpm
The good news was that it was another PR on this 4K route, it seems running at 4:3x - 4:4x isn't that uncomfortable anymore, my heart rate is lower than before! this started to happen after the STWM Marathon on Sept. 27th... The only two reasons I could think of:
1. somehow my fitness level is better after the Marathon?
2. the temperature is much colder these days.
I don't really know what happened but I am just happy as long as I can run faster :-)
The bad news was I forgot to zip a layer on my backpack before the run, I had quite a few coupons in there, they were all gone after the run... Including a 10 dollars off coupon from RunningRoom when I registered for ATB30k next year, good thing was it's a PDF file, I'll print it again.
I'll probably run again today and tomorrow, then take Friday and Saturday off to be ready for the Toronto Marathon.