Monday, October 7, 2013

Sub 3

Kacey and I have decided we want to finish in under 3 hours at the half. I checked to see what it would take for her to PR, and that would mean a 13:38 pace. That feels like something we can do, but I don't want to set too many expectations for my first half. Cool Running has a handy pace calculator that I used to figure this all out:

From the outside perspective (including me as I've never traversed more than 6 miles in one go) a minute and seventeen seconds seems like nothing. So why not change the goal from "under three hours" to "PR for Kacey"? We may do just that, but I need to get some long runs in first to see how manageable it is. Shaving off nearly 6 seconds per mile may not be as easy as it sounds.

The first week of training is complete. The pace on my 2-mile jaunts has been 13:05, 12:47, and 13:25 per mile. The week went by fast and it felt good to make each training. Saturday I felt very sluggish, hence the time difference. I'm not really worried about overall times right now, especially since these all include 5 minutes of walking warmups.

Tonight I did week 2 day 1. This involves more jogging but was actually my slowest time yet at 13:31 per mile! I have a good excuse though. First I stopped to take several pictures of the moon:

Then towards the end of the workout I found a jogging buddy and had to take a few pictures of him/her/holy hell get this thing away from me:

Good luck sleeping tonight!

1 comment:

  1. Wanna borrow my monster spray?? The kids think it works for them!