Saturday, February 23, 2008

2/23 Half Marathon Simulation

OK. I didn't quite put in the miles this morning - the training program called for 12, and I made 10 - but I came pretty close. Plus, I snuck in the run outside in between snowstorms, so I felt prett good about that...

Planned:
6 miles easy (8:15), 4 miles at goal race pace (6:50), 2 miles easy

Here's the route:



I ran easy down Keystone to the river, and along the river all the way out until Mayberry crosses it and hits 4th street. Then I picked up the pace along 4th street all the way back to Keystone, and did an easy jog back home. Didn't know what pace I was going, but remembered the times. Used the running calculator to figure out the following:

Actual:
5.4 miles @ 9:15 pace, 3.7 miles @ 7.50 pace, about a mile jog for cool down.
10 miles in 1:27.

Even though those paces are about a minute slower that I was "supposed" to be going, I feel pretty good about the day. Nicely tired now...

1 comment:

SnowLeopard said...

What a great run! And you got to do some hills (real ones, not on a treadmill :) like you wanted to do earlier. 1:27 is a pretty quick pace- I think you're doing an exceptional job!