MIA this weekend, but such is life.
I did get my 10 mile run in on Saturday morning. All by myself.
I like to run longer runs with other people - 10 miles of my own thoughts get a bit sickening after a while. I felt good and held a decent under 9 min/mile pace.
As I was wondering I pondered my current half marathon goal.
Here is a look inside my brain for my discussion:
Wow - this feels pretty good - a run forever kind of pace.
(look at watch - hmmm.... 8:36 pace)
No people out here - will I do better or worse when there are other runners and spectators?
I think better.
(a few miles later)
Yikes I am feeling a bit out of energy.
(watch says 8:53 pace)
So that's about right - starting to feel sore and tired.
Try to push it in for the last 2 miles and see how if your body can handle faster paces when it is tired.
(I held a decent 8:30 ish pace for the 9th mile, but tapered off again in the 10th).
So the debate still rages on in my mind. I think I need to commit to an 8:30 pace goal (equals a 1 hour 52 min half...) It is coming, I think.
Happy running - what are you plans for the week?