7.5 “8” Group Run (11:50) “11:06”

16 Jun

Time: 7:00 am

Weather: high 60’s, sunny (not bad)

Clothes: Adidas shorts, Adidas technical shirt, Fuel Belt

Shoes: Izumi Pearl

Distance: 7.5 miles or 8 miles

Time: 1:28:50

Split: 11:50 or 11:06

Course: Up and down Olentangy Trail

Comments: Overall not a bad run. Side pains only popped up when my breathing was off. I GUed at 3 and 6.5.

It seems to me the measurement of the ‘course’ is wrong. I was suppose to run 8 miles today, but the training program’s mileage only added up to 7.5! So, I “only” got to run 7.5, but what seemed strange is that I lost .4 miles on the way out, but none on the way back. We run 3 miles north, then turn around, run past the starting point for another mile and then head back.  I lost .4 on the first 3 mile leg, but none on the way back. I was off last week as well, but I thought that was because I got a late start and headed straight out after the potty visit and didn’t make it back to the starting point.

I’ll ask my sister in law to see what she says about her mileage on her Garmin. Next week’s long run is only 6 miles, I’ll be doing that at home.

We got a nice (Nike) running shirt today. It says MiT – Marathoners in Training in the front and Fleet Feet Columbus in the back. They had two colors to choose from, white or blue. I choose the blue one. Knowing that I would get my shirt after I completed my run helped me keep going! lol

Edit: The sis in law said it was 8 miles, that the trees sometimes interfere with the Garmin.



Posted by on June 16, 2007 in Group Run, Long Run, Run


2 responses to “7.5 “8” Group Run (11:50) “11:06”

  1. Cranky

    June 19, 2007 at 10:09 pm

    That sounds like an awesome run…but you might think about starting to run slower on your long runs. Chances are that you won’t do an 11 minute mile marathon pace (that’s under 5 hours) and pacing is the hardest part. I think it helps your body understand how excruciatingly slow you may need to go at the beginning in order to finish strong. At least, that’s my experience.

  2. Running Ragged

    June 20, 2007 at 1:34 am

    I try, I try, but I didn’t feel that fast, I just fell in behind a pace leader, she must have been the 11 min/mile one. (We have assigned trainers for certain paces, usually I just run my own pace) The nice thing about the run was that all my miles were about at the same pace, as far as I could tell by my Garmin.

    But you are right, I need to watch my speed in the beginning and need to work on a negative split time.

    When I trained for the 1/2 2 years ago my normal running time was a 9:30 min/mile. I ended up running a 12:15 min/mile m1/2 marathon because we were running in ice and sleet the whole way. So in some demented way I am hoping to drop my running time below a 11 min/mile. Here is to wishful thinking though.

    Thanks for your input! 🙂

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