We're winding down here for the EWEB Run to Stay Warm half marathon.
Today's workout plans were for 4 X 1600 at (projected) half marathon pace, with a few miles warm up and cool down.
These are always interesting to me since I can use the mileposts and my simple digital watch to guide my workout. There is no real-time pace going on with my watch. The best I can manage is simultaneously timing a mile while keeping the other stopwatch function running for total time.
(Sidenote- 800's and 400's are much trickier since I don't have a track within 30 minutes; and, therefore there is very little accuracy. I have spray painted the road out here in the middle-of-nowhere =D . I could start doing these on the TM. :/ ?)
(Another sidenote: Sharing my training paces with others is totally new to me. Up to now I have been pretty quiet about this stuff for fear of embarrassment if I either choke in a race or look like an idiot in training. But what the hey, right? Life's no fun without risks! If I choke, you all won't eat me alive, will you? I'll still look like a mOroN, though )
OK so here are the splits today for the attempted HM pace 1600s:
mile 1- 6:20
Nice. But NOT my HM pace at all! I'd be thrilled to sustain that for a 5K. ha ha. Back to the drawing board.
mile 2- 6:40
Better, but this is not getting me to the "feel" of Saturday's race pace! This would be a rad 10K pace, though.
mile 3- 7:08
OK That's a lot closer.
mile 4 - 6:39
Here we go again! Maybe I had too much recovery time.?
I really don't know what to think. My inner GPS was not working today! I have a few more days to fix it, maybe 2 more runs. But maybe I will just skip running and sleep in every day til Saturday. :)