Saturday, October 11, 2008
Oh man did I feel great today. Trying out the Asics Ohanas (which I'll probably use for the marathon) helped for the 7 mile effort, but even so I was just dialed in for this one. Mystery Coach set 5:44-5:48 (or marathon pace minus 10 seconds) for the pace guidelines, and since I ran on the track I figured the difference between true miles and my 1600's was about two seconds (I didn't adjust the splits). After running the first 2K a bit fast I seemed to find the pace pocket, and from that point on things just rolled. The sprinklers on the infield were spilling onto the track at many points, so I found myself dodging puddles and running wide pretty frequently in an effort to stay relatively dry. It's nice to see the Ohanas drain pretty well.
I was glad to see the heart rate rise quickly and stick at 161. It seems like the body is getting a bit more used to these kinds of efforts.
10 miles, 1h01m, 7 mile effort at 5:38(154HR), 5:40(159), 5:42(159), 5:40(160), 5:42(161), 5:42(161), 5:42(161)
Sleep: 7h, 9/10
Weather: 73 degrees, humid & breezy and sprinkles (actually sprinklers)