The good news is the New Bedford New England Half Marathon Championships was a good confidence builder for me. I am ditching the idea of running with a Garmin or HR monitor in all future races. Didn’t wear it today and it helped. Back to old school and run how you feel, thanks Eric.
1M-5:52, 2M-6:10/12:02, 3M-6:23/18:25,
4M-6:10/24:36, 5M-5:45/30:21, 6M-5:48/36:09,
Ran conservative from the start buried in a massive sea of runners trying to keep from getting tripped up. Didn’t realize the 5:32 hit until reviewing the splits later—this felt more like my form and can’t wait to get back to it! The hill and wind pulled the pace back in the latter miles, while still passing runners through to the finish.
All splits from my watch and unofficial time. 19th Master/90th place Overall. The winds were a huge factor. This is a fast course with hills at miles 2 and 3 and then 11 and 12. The course was once the World Record held by Ingrid Kristiansen.
2007 Results: BAA Masters team (2nd) ranged (1:16:58 to 1:22:28 for a total of 6:39:48). I was the second BAA placing Master for the team. Seven minutes slower than last year. Whirlaway won with 6:14:26, six minutes slower. The 100th runner finished in a time of 1:19:29\6:04.
Total Miles: 58 – 79% of max, 29% at MP or faster
Number of Workouts: 7
Stretching: getting better
Yoga: one, need to add the second one
P\U, S\U: 40\60
Notes: Good week as starting to the form and confidence built. Starting to work the mental training especially with the race.
Issues to Note: small of back sluggishness maybe from working the snow blower.
Next Week Goal: See my Training Log,