Consecutive Days Run: 84
Runner: Brandon Wood
Shoes: Newton Gravitas
Location: New York, NY
Type of Run: Tempo
Time of Day: 2:24 PM EST
Distance Run: 9.80 miles
Time Run: 01:09:57
Average Pace: 07:08 per mile
Weather Conditions: Pleasant (58 degrees Fahrenheit), Breezy
Link to Run Detail: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/28035947
About the Run: My assigned run for today was: Warm up in zone 2 for 10 minutes. Then run 55 minutes at your 1/2 marathon pace. Cool down for 10 minutes with an easy jog. Whenever I see that I have a tempo run like this, I get a bit leery of it because it\’s a lot harder for me than a really long run. In any event, it had to get done, so I went.
The weather was really beautiful today which was good and helped my eagerness to run. I took the first ten minutes easy as assigned, but as I look at the data now, I am shocked at how fast I was running! The first \”easy\” ten minutes were at a 7:19 pace, but felt more like 8 minutes plus. I am finding, recently, that my general pace has picked up quite a bit. That\’s a really good thing but it forces me to reassess my levels of perceived effort.
The run felt good and was faster, once again, than I thought I was. Now, I just need to figure out if I can put up those numbers off the bike!