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Thursday, January 10, 2013

I just finished a 10 mi training run and finished up in 79:50, at just under 8 min mile pace, on average. According to my garmin, my slowest mile was mile six in 8:18 (and with the route's biggest hill) and my fastest mile was mile eight in a 7:33.

It is a beautiful winter day in New England. There is still a lot of snow on the ground from the storms around Christmas, but the roads and most of the sidewalks are mostly clear. It was 42 deg and sunny but windy ( says 20-30 mph, which made for a stiff headwind for my last two miles).

I have raced 5 milers under 40 before, but hadn't gone under 80 on a ten miler. There is a local 10 mile race coming up in the end of Feb that I would like to do. I didn't get to run it last year, but I remember thinking that I could shoot for about 80 min if I had good conditions on race day. I feel a lot stronger this year and think I could probably finish the race in the 75-78 min.

It was a great run today, I felt strong. Looking forward to some more good runs coming up!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
WINDSURFNERD 1/11/2013 12:28PM

    Wow, you're a speed demon! Congratulations!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 1/11/2013 11:32AM

    FANtastic! You are so ready for that next race.

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POOKASLUAGH 1/11/2013 8:59AM

    Really fantastic!

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WILSONWR 1/10/2013 9:44PM

    You're doing great!

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ANGIEMRC 1/10/2013 7:39PM


GREAT JOB!!!! You're going to rock that race!

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MOBYCARP 1/10/2013 7:13PM

    Isn't it a great feeling to have a training run at a pace that used to be a race pace?

If you can run under 80 in a training run, coming in under 80 for an organized race should be a given. You'll always run faster in a competitive field.

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BLITZEN40 1/10/2013 6:48PM

    Way to go! Excellent pace, especially for a 10 miler with wind and snow on the ground. emoticon

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GIGI4AUSTIN 1/10/2013 6:27PM

    10! Awesome!


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EASTENDCLAM 1/10/2013 5:35PM

    Good times! Do it again tomorrow, think February run. I'm on LI, a bit south, but you're right, it was a beautiful winter day, dry, crisp and (we had) no wind.

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KANDOLAKER 1/10/2013 4:00PM

    Congratulations on your excellent time!! Sounds like a fun run, even with the wind!

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NATPLUMMER 1/10/2013 3:10PM

    emoticon emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 1/10/2013 3:10PM

    That is AMAZING!! You are awesome.

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