Flyin' Bryon

I’ve only got time for a short post, but here goes. I’ve been short on time the past couple days, […]

By on July 25, 2007 | 2 comments

I’ve only got time for a short post, but here goes. I’ve been short on time the past couple days, which I’ve dealt with by running hard three of those four days. I was pretty sore come Monday after running most of Sunday’s 12 mile run at a moderately quick pace. What probably got me was pushing the 4 mile climb from the Potomac to my place.

Last night, I hit the track almost ran a compliant Hadd workout. 5 miles at 6:18 pace with my ave pace just a tad high at 166 bpm. After the Hadd portion, I stretch for 2 minutes and launched into a fast 1600 meters. While I didn’t take splits, I felt like they were pretty even. Final time 5:12. I know that a fast mile is not part of my training plan, but it’s fun and I don’t think it’s too detrimental. I also think the small amount of actually fast stuff (6:18 pace might get hard, but doesn’t feel “fast”) will help with my running efficiency and in the long run protect against injuries by building support muscle.

Bryon Powell

Bryon Powell is the Editor-in-Chief of iRunFar. He’s been writing about trail running, ultrarunning, and running gear for 15 years. Aside from iRunFar, he’s authored the books Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons and Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running, been a contributing editor at Trail Runner magazine, written for publications including Outside, Sierra, and Running Times, and coached ultrarunners of all abilities. Based in Silverton, Colorado, Bryon is an avid trail runner and ultrarunner who competes in events from the Hardrock 100 Mile just out his front door to races long and short around the world, that is, when he’s not fly fishing or tending to his garden.