At the three mile mark, I had decreased my overall pace for the run, but I wasn't satisfied, so I kicked it into a gear I didn't know I had! When I finished the last part of the run, I had simply run out of steam. Then I looked at my splits and realized that if I could have held on for just another tenth of a mile, I would have run a mile in under 9 minutes. Talk about disappointment! The good news I can takeaway from this is that I should be able to kick up my 5K race pace now when I hit that last mile in any 5K race. If I can stay at a 10:30 to 11:00 pace for the first two miles, then hit that fourth gear and get in the last mile in under nine minutes, I should be able to break that 30 minute barrier I so want to break! At least in theory anyway.
But enough of my rambling. Here are the stats for last night's run:
|10/28/2012 Run Stats|
Here are the split times. Pay attention to the times and how they started decreasing. I am going to attempt to start duplicating that even after my long runs to build up stamina and speed.
|10/28/2012 Split Times|
Thanks for reading and have a great rest of the day!