Half-Marathon Prep: Ran 12 miles, last pre-race long run

Sunday, February 17, 2013

OK, you all just read the subject line, so you know I just did a long run. I missed last week's long run due ito being sick, so this was a "must do" run with the HM coming on March 2, two weeks away.

I ran a down and back on the trail (former RR line) that I described on Super Sunday. Today the outer leg was straight into a headwind I estimate at 15-20 mph. Certainly added to the workout. Did the first 6 miles in 66 minutes. On the return leg I was of course favored by a tailwind. I felt like I was doing great regarding form and all, but the change in wind helped much too. Anyhow I used my mantra - "FEB" and also "Easy, smooth, fast, and light" (Born to Run). My overall time was 2:00:30, meaning I averaged almost exactly a 10 min/mile pace and did the back 6 in 54 min (9 min/mile), a negative split.

Chowed down afterward at the Chinese all-you-can-eat buffet and enjoyed a long hot shower at the gym. This helped my confidence. Next week I'll run part of the race course, @8 miles.
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    Awesome job! You will definitely be ready for the race!
    1762 days ago
    good luck with your race, you'll do great!
    1762 days ago
    Go Girl! You can do it!
    You're up for the challenge of the day!
    1762 days ago
    Sounds like a successful pre-taper long run, you're ready!! Now just keep your energy and stay healthy and you'll have a great HM!
    1763 days ago
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