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Sub 80!

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!
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