My last few runs:
Saturday my training schedule called for 3 miles, I mis-read it and thought they were meant to be at race pace. I warmed up for a mile, then tried to run at race pace for three miles, then cooled down for a mile. My race pace ended up being faster than I wanted, with the last mile at 7:51 - oops! It felt good though, the wind was at my back for the last half of the three miles, which made it a little easier.
|Running along Rainbow Bridge|
I went in with a different mindset. I said to myself right before I was to pick up the pace that I was using different muscles. That I ran hard yesterday, and I didn't need to run that hard today, just to pick it up a little. I want to run my next half marathon at around 8:45min/mile (fingers crossed!) so anywhere around that pace would be great. I surprised myself. I picked it up nicely. 8:40, 8:25 and then 8:23 for the last 0.6mile.
Today I went out to Runner's Hi and bought new shoes! Two pairs of Kinvara 5's! I was almost going to buy a different type of shoe, but the last time I bought a different type I really regretted it. They were just not very good. I thought this time I would stick with what I know. Next time I will research shoes a little and try something new. These shoes made me run my easy run too fast! my three miles today were too fast!