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Half Marathon Training Week Seven (7/21/2010) 5 mile Tempo Run

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Ya, I can run faster but I choose to ~TRAIN TO RACE NOT RACE TO TRAIN~

Today's stats:

Early evening
86 degrees
wind calm
59% humidity
72F dewpoint (ugh)

Tempo 5 mile Run
1 mile warmup
4 mile @ 11:58

5 miles
12:12 ap
Time 1:01 (various intervals)
479 calories burned
153 av bpm HR
173 max

1) 12:45 (145)
2) 11:29 (145)
3) 11:42 (159)
4) 12:27 (156)
5) 12:38 (159)

Shoe mileage: 307 miles

Since my long run (Bix 7) is Saturday I moved my Tempo run up a day so I can rest my legs Thursday and Friday as the race will be tough in tough conditions. I am not getting nervous about the race yet...YET. Tonights run was not easy as there was no wind at all. This just reminds me just how much I appreciate my EARLY morning runs. I don't care for these summertime after work runs AT ALL. My intervals were all over the place as I was adjusting as I ran. My pacing was also all over the board too so overall, this was an inconsistent run but I will take it.

I seriously think I am NOT going to run until the race and then a recovery run on Sunday. I don't plan on running Bix at race pace as it is my long run plus I just don't feel it would be a wise move. Tomorrow evening is my first expo with race packet pickup and I am pretty excited about it.

I am continuiing with my ST and feel good about the fact that I am doing something for the fluff. That fluff was starting to really get to me and effect my moods. I am sore in various places but its a good sore. Woot!

Until the next riveting installment of my blog...


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    good luck at the bix and let me know what the expo is like. i am going to my first one the night before my half. are you doing a specific ST plan? i've been doing chalean extreme while training and really like it.
    3916 days ago
    Wow -- 86 degrees. Now that's dedication! I think you are smart to rest up for your race. It will help your state of mind, too. Have fun at your expo!
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    3916 days ago
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