October 1, 2005
more lasts, less lasts
Today was the last tempo run. Throughout this marathon training I've had an ongoing battle with tempo runs; I knew they were good for me and I knew they'd been conspicuously absent from my previous training, but they were also damn scary and I had a tendency to break them in two, stopping for stomach emergencies or just plain because I was getting tired and didn't want to fight to keep on pace. Today, finally, it wasn't scary. I guess the couple of recent races made me realize I can manage a non-easy pace for 5 miles. Anyway, after warming up 4 miles I set out for 5 @ 6:40 - 6:55, ended up with an avg 6:44 and did not stop, hoo ha! even though I went out too fast. Pace climbed from 6:38 to 6:51 for the first 4 miles but I managed to knock it down to 6:44 for the last mile.
I seem to be on a roll lately with this not-wanting-to-stop-in-the-middle business. Please please please may it continue another couple of weeks.
Tomorrow will be the last double-digit run.
I just checked the schedule and saw that I have one more double the week after next.
Posted by joe positive at October 1, 2005 6:02 PM