It was pretty humid out today. I'm hoping the weather improves before the marathon!
1 mile MP (5:39... um not)
1 mile easy
1 mile MP (6:09... more like it)
I had a long talk with Jenny yesterday about race strategy. We both agreed that we didn't know enough about me to know whta my training indicated for a goal pace, and that I should race based on feel. I asked what sensations I should experience if racing the correct pace, she said I should be "slightly uncomfortable". So my goal today was to experience those sensations during the run. One glitch... I have very little experience "racing" anything longer than a 10k (and I've only done 3 of those). So guess what happened on the first one? I ran the first one at around 10k pace, "This is a little uncomfortable" Duh! the second one was way way more reasonable. I wish I had practiced this sensation a little more. I am feeling my infantcy more acutely right now than ever! I think my plan will be to set my timer on my watch for 6:10-6:12 pace at the beginning and reassess every 10k. I am a little excited. There is so much to gain and nothing to lose. "Freedom is just another word for nothin' left to lose"... The late, great Janis Joplin! I think based on long runs and training that is THE most reasonable plan!