Recovery Run – through the woods

The title says it all. It’s a recovery run. I decided to run instead of erg, because the weather was unexpectedly dry (rain was forecasted) and I was really eager to start hitting the trails again.

I slowed down whenever my heart rate was approaching 160 bpm. First, I wanted to do my regular 12 km “benchmark” run, but in the end I decided to take it easy and use the opportunity to take some trails that I normally don’t run on. I made up the loop as I ran it, trying to be around 10km. In the end I ran 11km.

A few of the new trails I followed were actually “roads” for forest workers. The trails were soft, sandy, and at places muddy. Also, there were a lot of cut branches. I tripped only once and landed quite elegantly, in the mud. No damage to muscles or bones, luckily.

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SportTracks has a power estimation for running. I am not sure how accurate it is, but here are a few interesting plots from the Training Analysis in SportTracks:

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All power values calculated using the Power Runner plugin for SportTracks.

In another post, I am going to write about using Power data for Rowing.

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