Monday, April 12, 2010

Sunday Run

So I was so thankful that the SUN continued through Sunday and I was able to wear SHORTS on my run. Yipppeee! Felt so good to be moving...outside. It almost seemed as if wasn't going to happen due to a number of factors! Long story...once I finally made it I was able to chat and warm up with Megan a fellow 100K team member..and run into three other team members (BONUS). I was happy to see everyone out and about trying to get in that last long run. Mentally I was a bit stressed over the idea of running at "race pace" but I feel pretty good with the outcome.
Mile 1 8:58
Mile 2 8:42
Mile 3 8:02
Mile 4 8:15
Mile 5 8:54
Mile 6 8:00

Not sure how to get a stronger start??? I ran a full warm up mile before this and still seemed slow to start. Mile 5 was a mental battle and had to push through those pre set limits I had set. On Sunday I will have to run 9 at this pace or FASTER, which will be a P.R. if I can do it. Really looking forward to spending a day with the ladies!

How do you warm up? What does your first "race pace" mile look like??



Stacie said...

I'm so jealous of your FAST outside run :) I really wish I could run at that pace. It seems I can only accomplish faster speeds on a treadmill. It's amazing what you can do when you don't want to fall off :)
You will do amazing on your race.

H Love said...

thanks Stacie!!

Anne said...

Wow! That's a great pace! You are going to rock your race :)

misszippy said...

Sounds like a great run, and there's nothing better than being outside in shorts! For me, I always warm-up a mile or two as close to race start as possible so that I can take the pace out nicely. However, for me, negative splitting always works best, so I try to keep that first mile slower than my goal race pace. Doesn't always work out that way, but when it does, I am rewarded for my patience. Good luck with it!

April said...

Great pace!! You will do fantastic in your race!

Emz said...

YAY for you!

Love your blog.

Wendy said...

Sounds like a great run!