Hadd Rehash [Updated 6/25 9 a.m.]

I’m going to try something new. Every time (or nearly every time) I run a Hadd workout, I’ll write about […]

By on June 22, 2007 | 3 comments

I’m going to try something new. Every time (or nearly every time) I run a Hadd workout, I’ll write about it. That’s not so different, as I’ve already posted about a bunch of Hadd workouts. What I hope to start is to have a brief rolling summary of my previous workouts. That way, you (and I ) can more easily see see what I hope will be slow but step improvement. Without further adieu, here’s my most recent four workouts.

June 15
Rather that go out with friends on my birthday, I ran a track workout. It was a nice one. Probably the first workout where I could show improvement. I ran 6 miles at an average pace of 6:22 and a HRave of 163 bpm.

June 19
Hot. Really hot. Really $#%^in’ hot. Well over a 100F heat index. I’ve run hard in the heat, but hot and humid is awful. I ran 1 mile at 6:40 pace and a HRave of 164 bpm. Yeah, only a mile a bpm higher HR ave AND 18 seconds per mile slower than 4 days earlier. I bagged the workout, jogged a couple miles, and headed home.

June 20
Here we go again. Wednesday was more successful than Tuesday. It was NOT stellar as it was a couple seconds per mile than recent workouts, but it was solid. I ran 6 miles at 6:27 pace and a HRave of 164 bpm.

UPDATE:
Oops, forgot to add that after 6 miles I decided to have a little fun and ran an uncontrolled seventh mile in the 5:40 range. It was a hard effort, but not all out.

June 22
I came home from work, did some work in the garden, and decided that my legs were heavy enough to bag the workout. I went to the garden and ate some cucumbers. Then I realized my legs weren’t that tired, I was being a woose, I need to get in shape, and it ws a beautiful day to hit the track. Thank goodness I went. I ran 5 miles at 6:16 pace and a HRave of 165 bpm. Could be my best workout yet.

Hadd Logg
Date – Dist. – Pace (ave) – HR ave (bpm)

6/22 – 5 miles – 6:16 – 165
6/20 – 6 miles – 6:27 – 164 [Bonus 7th mile in 5:4?]
6/19 – 1 mile – 6:40 – 164 [Too hot]
6/15 – 6 miles – 6:22 – 163
6/13 – 3.75 miles – 6:29 – 164 [Ended by thunderstorm]
6/5 – 5 miles – 6:29 – 163
[After this point I decided I should be working out at less than 165 bpm]
5/24 – 5 miles – 6:26 – 167
5/22 – 8 miles – 6:15 – 169
5/17 – 5 miles – 6:11 – 166
5/15 – 6.5 miles – 6:22 – 167
5/8 – 6 miles – 6:36 – 172 [bike path]
4/30 – 5.5 miles – 6:40 – 167 [bike path]
4/25 – 5 miles – 6:22 – 165

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.