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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!!!

Woo hoo.
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    Um, I read this a few days back, but appearantly never commented- just wanted to say that a PR is totally possible! You so got this! Maybe by least expecting it, you'll enjoy the run and get that PR--- you know, just enjoy being out there!
    3702 days ago
    Is the race you are doing the Cap City? I am going to be down there to cheer on some friends.

    I think a PR is totally doable! You are doing so awesome after being inured and surgery - you are an inspiration!
    3702 days ago
    Keep up the good work!
    3703 days ago
    Congrats, I'm glad to hear that you are all better, and that trainging is going so well for you.
    Keep up the amazing work and you are sure to get a PR!
    3703 days ago
    Sounds like a potential PR to me! Good luck!!
    3704 days ago
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