Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Terri and I met for an easy 3 miles tonight. Goal was "marathon pace," which hopefully will be around 10:30 min/mile. We met at my house and ran a regular route I frequent. It's still a bit warm out and this evening it was windy. The breeze was pretty great but did make it tough a few times when it was pushing against us on the front side. We only had one little pup encounter that I had not had any other time running this route. Here are the splits..
Mile 1: 10:12
Mile 2: 10:24
Mile 3: 10:14
Overall I am happy with this run. I do wish I had done more "marathon" pace type runs before now. I know I did this during the long run and those are the runs that count in the end. I had a great moment going into mile 3 as we headed back to my house. There's one portion of road that is at a decent incline/hill. This portion has always taunted me and been tough. I've purposely gone the other direction OR added extra distance on the highway to avoid running this hill. Tonight I ran it. When we got to the top I said, "Secret. That's the first time I ran that whole hill." Little victories.
I'm still ready. More tomorrow though... bed time!!!