Saturday, November 15, 2008

Taper compromise

I did 5.5 or a little more, today - started out too fast, I guess - running to each half-mile marker at a good clip, then walking a minute (so for me, that translated to about run 5, walk 1. The first few miles went by fast - a better-than-12 pace - but then I hit a wall and slowed WAYYY down - couldn't sustain the full half-mile thing and reverted to 4:1 and then 3:1. The whole run was an hour, sixteen minutes - roughly 5.5 miles, maybe a bit more as I turned around based on time, not distance. (And was 6 minutes slower on the backside.) But - every training run is worthwhile even when they don't feel great!

I would love it, though, if it was as warm next Sunday as it is today - I ran in shorts and a t-shirt. Nice!

1 comment:

LBTEPA said...

Are you fuelling during your training runs? anything over an hour I have a gel every 40 minutes, can really help with the 'wall'!
that half marathon is so close now! You're going to have such a great day!