Saturday, March 13, 2010

Peaking for Cherry Blossom 10-mile Run

It was supposed to be an easy run, but I decided to do a 3-mile tempo just shy of my 10-mile race pace. Since it is raining pretty bad here, I ran on the treadmill. The following were my splits:
  • Mile 1 - 8:34
  • Mile 2 to 4 - 7:30/per
  • Mile 5 - 7 mph (.6), 9 mph (.3), 10 mph (.1)
  • Totals - 5 miles, 38:52, 7:46 min/mi
The run was surprisingly easy. I think this week's mile intervals going sub-seven minute pace flipped a switch. I will try to start re-classifying my easy runs as 7:30 pace. Another indicator that I am peaking is that my weight is down to about 186. I started training in November and was probably 200 lbs at my heaviest. I will likely be 182 on race day.

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