Is a PR possible?
Monday, April 05, 2010
I have been wondering this more and more lately. I went back through my paces in my running log, and on my Garmin, and it seems that I have pretty much left the 12 minute miles and have gone into the 11 minute miles. So, I'm starting to get pretty excited about my half because I think there's a chance I could PR there.
Here's the rationale for this.
My official half marathon PR was done last August, while injured. My pace was 11:16, and overall time was 2:27.
I am not injured now and my training runs are averaging between 11:30-11:45 or so.
In the past two months, my pace has come down about 1:00-1:15 per mile, which translates to 7.5-9 seconds per week.
If I continue to improve at this rate, my training pace will be down around 11:00 or so in 4 weeks, which is when the race is.
So, if I run my race the way I should, which is 30-60 minutes per mile faster than training pace, I'll be doing it at 10:00-10:30 pace. Correct me if I'm wrong but that would get me a PR!!!