Saturday, July 17, 2010
Well today we (my dh and I) were suppose to do 5 half mile repeats. Since we are going to miss a workout weekend when on vacation we slipped in an extra repeat and did 6 half mile repeats----with the knowledge that the last one was extra---and we could drop pack on pace if need be.
We went to Creve Coeur Lake which has a nice 5.5 mile loop around a lake and is nice a flat. Used the Garmin to measure off those half miles.
Target pace for those half miles 9:15,
Actual pace 9:02,9:10,8:55,9:07,9:01,9:03
Interesting doing these with my husband. I'm not really sure he actually needs to pick up his pace/turnover, or is just lengthening his stride. He like to talk about how maybe we can really run the half faster than my goal. I've to be focused.
I struggled a bit with that last repeat. My dh was talking about bring bikes out to creve coeur lake and doing a bike ride afterward. I was just focusing on finishing. He made the whole thing look easy.
Well I should be glad for those long legs---my husband's legs that is---I can train with a speed goal without really having him working on speed---something he shouldn't do on his first half marathon. I on the other hand keep slowing him down and making sure he increases distances slowly ---which he needs for his first half.
Now I'll admit something in print. Speedwork is nice. But in theory the easiest way for me to speed up is to lose that extra weight that I just haven't lost yet. I say its the easiest way, but I've known this for almost a year and not made any progress.