16 Week Marathon Training Plan - Week 6 - Day 3
Today's run was another marathon pace run. I've been trying to keep steady during those runs and to keep the pace up around 7:20 or so. The weather this morning was cool and I knew that would mean my pace would probably be a little faster than previous marathon pace runs.
I warmed up with a little over a mile run to the starting point of the main set of marathon pace miles. By the time I got to the first mile marker I was right at 7:00 minutes per mile. That was a bit faster than I wanted to go, but this morning my goal was to negative split every other mile so on the next mile I was at 6:58. The negative split the next two miles by about 10 seconds and the last 2 miles by another 5 seconds.
These marathon pace runs are fun but can be a bit boring when done on a 1 mile out and back route. To make things interesting this morning I added the goal of negative splitting every other mile. That truly helped break up the monotony of running out and back on the same route and I was able to get a little better at pacing myself as well.
"Jogging is very beneficial. It's good for your legs and your feet. It's also very good for the ground. It makes it feel needed."
"Jogging is very beneficial. It's good for your legs and your feet. It's also very good for the ground. It makes it feel needed." Charles Schulz
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Training at marathon pace: Goal - Negative split each mile
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