Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Warmer Weather and An Easy 14K Run

Tonight was a pleasant 6C/43F as I went to run at 4:30 p.m. The little bit of snow and ice that we had is gone except for in a few shadowy portions of the forest that I run through. My goal was a nice easy run, somewhere between HM and marathon pace. The muddy trails helped me keep the pace down, as did not having eaten enough today. I finished my 14K/8.7M run with an average pace of 5:39/K (9:06/M), just about the pace I wanted.

It is supposed to be even warmer tomorrow, so I am considering doing an extra run rather than going to the pool. I think if I keep the pace under marathon pace (e.g. 6:00/K) I should still be in good shape for my 32K/20M run on Saturday morning.

Have a nice week folks!

Good luck on your 32k!!

Blogging is addicting . . . I need to follow your commandment more.
OMG I wish we had snow and ice here!

Goodluck on Saturday from me too :)
Your plan is wise and perfect. Good luck for your 32 k. I have just followed your advice sending a long e-mail to the shop where I bought the Garmin.
Hard for me to imagine ice and even harder to imagine that 6C was pleasant .... thanks for comments and pretzels work for me too
Don't follow my lead and run 20 miles on an aching foot. Apart from that, one extra short run should definitely not kick you out of shape for you long one.
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