08 May 2009

Pace Day

Today's run wasn't bad but it wasn't good. Before we get to that. On Wednesday I ran an easy 5 miles. Didn't bring my watch, just ran slow to get miles in and recover.

Today was suppose to be 8 miles at marathon pace. Well, it was 8 miles at marathon pace +10 seconds. It was a weird run. The first mile felt really slow. It was actually 30 seconds too fast at 8:10. With that, I managed to get through the halfway point 11 seconds too slow. The rest of the run I just ran at a comfortable pace that seemed right.

I passed the 10k marker in 54:45 or 8:49 pace. I finished the run in 1:10:40 or 8:50 pace. While this wasn't the 8:40 pace I wanted, I'll take it. That pace would still get me to the finish line in under 4 hours. Plus, my legs will be a little bit (not much) fresher for tomorrow's 18miler.

1 comment:

  1. Don't worry too much about being off of your pace during a training run. adrenaline will push you through! (this is pb1986 from rwol)