12 @ home (11:17)

30 Aug

Comments: One second per mile faster and I’ll be on 1/2 marathon PR time. I was hoping to be a bit faster today, but I think the fast 3 miler yesterday put a slight damper on that.That’s OK, overall it was a good run.

Mile 9 and 10 were a struggle though. At mile 10 I took my headphones off (I was listening to “P1llars of the 3arth“…great book!) and just listened to my breathing. Mental pep talk: You are two miles from home, your body is adapting to the mileage, work it!” So I did. I was paid back with some tremendous left side pains, but at that time was only 1/2 mile away from 12, so I ran through it.

I GUed at mile 4 and 8, and drank every 2 miles.

My next long run will be either further than that, but I haven’t decided if I want to go just 13, or maybe 14, or perhaps jump all the way to 15. It is my intentions to run at least one 15 miler before the 1/2 marathon. We’ll see.

Time: 6:00 am

Weather: Mid 60’s, dusk, sunny @ the end

Clothes: Orange MiT Shirt, NB Shorts, Fuel Belt

Shoes: Saucony ProGrid (306.2)

Distance: 12 miles

Time: 2:15:22

Split: 11:17

Course: Past Park Rd & back.

1 Comment

Posted by on August 30, 2008 in 12, Long Run, Running, Side Pains


One response to “12 @ home (11:17)

  1. william carter

    August 30, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    I think that is a fantastic run considering you went fast the day before. I think you will actually go quite a bit faster than you think for your half considering that you will have tapered, have fresh legs, a real race, and hopefully beautiful race conditions…

    Best of luck and glad to hear the training is going well.

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