After a couple less than stellar runs, I was really hoping my 5 miler on Saturday would go decently. And it did! The temps that morning were slightly cooler and I think that helped. I went back to my goal of keeping each mile under 14 min - I didn't quite achieve it (stupid 5th mile) but my overall average pace was under 14, so I'll take that!
Mile 1 - 13:01
Mile 2 - 13:47
Mile 3 - 13:18
Mile 4 - 13:39
Mile 5 - 14:30
Total - 1:08:14 (a full minute faster than my first 5miler two weeks ago)
Avg pace - 13:39
|What i guzzled after my run. Mmm chocolate milk.|
My Friend Gerry sent me a couple of speedwork options and I think I'm going to incorporate those into my training schedule next month (once the temps go down a little bit).
I just want to continue to hit my training runs and work on my times and just do the best that I can. That way I can feel fully prepared come November 6th. As you know, I'm training for a sub 3. I really, really want it to happen - but if it doesn't, I want to know I did everything I could.