Distance: 4 miles
Pace: 9:32 min/mi
Comments: This was the first run that I felt like I was actually running as opposed to just hanging on until the finish. The pace bounced around a bit but I was able to concentrate on the effort and focus when needed. A very nice change from the recent efforts.
Which isn't to say there was a great step forward in terms of speed and conditioning. My splits were all over the place and there were some points I found myself lagging. Still, I hung around the 9:30 pace most of the way and never fell off precipitously. That's definite progress.
Friday, October 14, 2016
Monday, October 10, 2016
Pace: 10:17 min/mi
Comments: Three days in a row might not have been the best idea but I needed to do something to take advantage of the cooler weather and get myself back on track. And workday runs have got to become regular so today was a must.
The first mile was just under 10 minutes but the last two were 30 seconds slower which is not encouraging. Those last two miles were both exactly 10:28 which actually is though. Overall, I got a long long way to go to get back into this.
Tomorrow is an off day, and deservedly so.
Sunday, October 9, 2016
Pace: 9:55 min/mi
Comments: The run yesterday took more out of me than I expected. I wasn't too sore afterward but found myself dragging the longer the day went on. That continued this morning as I had a rough time getting this run going.
Still, it was a reasonably consistent effort and, although I was concerned about being able to finish, I was able to focus in and finish. The last three miles were within about 15 seconds split-wise.
Not sure if I am going to shoot for a run tomorrow or Tuesday but I definitely want to get better consistency this week.