Berlin Marathon Training Week #8 Day 3 A Basic Recovery Run With Some Hills Thrown In

Location: Pasadena, CA.

Temperature: Mostly sunny, 84 degrees

Type of Run: Easy

Length: 6.18 miles

Type of route: Two hill climbs and two hill descents with some flat areas mixed in

Time: 44 minutes, 7 seconds

Pace per mile: 7:08

Average heart rate: 139

Reason for Run: This was a recovery run designed to be done at a comfortable pace a day after a long run. Recovery runs following long runs are always the lowest mileage runs of the week. Long runs put enough stress on the legs and body. The run the following day needs to be gentle to decrease injury risk and help the muscles recover.

How did I feel? Good. My legs were definitely fatigued from the long run so I kept the pace comfortable. It could’ve been easier but it was comfortable and that’s what I wanted. The hill climbs up Seco Street out of the Rose Bowl and up Holly Street from the bridge to Orange Grove Blvd. are always a challenge, especially on fatigued legs, but they were done.

Running With You,

Donald

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