Sunday, September 20, 2009

Shea's 5K

Well, I bailed on yesterday's 5K, due to work. I actually have to do some work today too, but I was able to get in the Shea's run this morning. I've been thinking some about pace and decided to try a new strategy. I had been starting slower and decreasing my time per mile about 5 seconds per mile. Today I decided to pick a pace and stick with it for the entire race.Today I was shooting for 23:45/7:40. Here's how I did.

Mile 1: 7:40/7:38 (-:02)
Mile 2: 7:40/7:39 (-:01)
Mile 3: 7:40/7:47 (+:07)
Last .1: :45/:45 (:00)

The last mile really hurt. This strategy was okay and I may try it again, but I still like my other approach better. I guess I shouldn't complain too much though as I decreased my best time at this distance by :10.


Mileage: 3.11
Time/Pace: 23:50/7:39
Avg Heart Rate: 173 (Yikes!)

Temp: 65
Weather: Sunny, Cool, Breezy

Back to work....

1 comment:

  1. I wanted to run this too-- but was out of town for the weekend... Any other cool 5k's your planning on this fall?