Another lovely blustery overcast morning. Today was an experiment day for me. Time to attempt my first official tempo run in a very very long time. Wanted to ease into things so only plan I had was to run anywhere from 1 to 3 miles at any pace that started with a 6.
Warmed up a bit with Kim then she went to do some WannaRunna5k business and I finished my long warmup of about 4 miles with some strides. I have to confess I tilted things in my favor a bit for this tempo run by working it so I had the winds at my back and a ever so slight downhill course.
Started out probably a bit fast the 1st mile so decided to just go with it and get to 2 miles. Overall I'm pleased with the run. Averaged 6:31 pace overall which I figure is probably good for 6:40-6:50 on a true flat no-tail wind course. So I'm thinking my 5K pace right now may be around 6:40 and I'm pretty sure I can drop that 20s or so the next few months with some good training.
Overall for 2 mile tempo: Ave pace/HR 6:31/181 max HR 194
Mile 1 - 6:35 / 176
Mile 2 - 6:27 / 188