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Tee-hee...I'm getting faster!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Today was a 30 minute run day. I was wearing my brand new Saucony running shoes - pretty teal! It was warm, but not hot. And I ran my farthest 30 minute run yet - 2.58 miles. Still not setting any land speed records, but dang, it beats the heck out of 2.15 miles in 30 minutes (which was NOT that long ago)!

Total mileage-2.58. Average pace-11:38 min/mile.
mile 1 - 11:51 avg pace
mile 2 - 11.41 avg pace
last 0.58 - 11:12 avg pace

Obviously, from the negative splits, I'm not 'leaving it all out there.' But I sure am leaving a LOT more of it than I had been. How much faster could I push myself (without totally dying before the run is done). Would it be worth it, or should I just aim for incrementally better each (most) run(s)? These are the questions that plague runners.

For now, tho, I'm happy. Better is good. Better, with still sore from the last long run legs, is pretty danged awesome. What will I be able to accomplish on Thursday? Guess we'll have to wait & see emoticon
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BBAHONORS 12/18/2012 9:35PM

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KANDOLAKER 12/18/2012 6:35PM

    Excellent!! Congratulations and I understand how great you must feel with your improved running. Best wishes for continued success!

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WONDERWOMAN 12/18/2012 6:30PM

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-DYET- 12/18/2012 5:31PM

    Awesome!!!!

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GYMRAT_AT44 12/18/2012 4:58PM

    Congrats on the distance improvement... good job.

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ONMYMEDS 12/18/2012 4:52PM

    Nice job. Good for you.

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 12/18/2012 4:42PM

    You don't want to "leave it all out there" on daily runs. These are intended to allow your body to consolidate the adaptations from the long run and get you ready for the next long run. In a "to finish" marathon training plan, the long run is the key workout. You don't want to compromise it by going into it with lingering fatigue from hard short runs. Training runs should not be approached as if they were races (I know that you know this, so sorry to sound so dogmatic.)

I don't know if it helps, but my last marathon was 4:40, and I'm currently averaging 11:00 - 11:30 on my short runs. And quite happy about it because my goal is to improve my "easy" pace.

Comment edited on: 12/18/2012 4:45:29 PM

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JANEMARIE77 12/18/2012 4:38PM

    run such joy have fun

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