Saturday, March 21, 2009

What a Difference...

The members of the Buckeye Striders entered in half marathons this Spring met 45 min earlier than the rest of the members to fit in our extra miles. (We needed 7 today.)

Deb set the pace, which was pretty quick. We walked straight out on the bike trail for 25 min., then turned around to meet the others who were starting at about 8 a.m. We turned around and went straight out for another 30 min., but it took only 28 for us to return.

Because of where we started, it wasn't accurate to use the mile markers on the trail. And because the pace seemed fast, using our ballpark of a 15-min mile didn't work either. Luckily, one of the walkers had GPS and it indicated we had actually walked 7.5 miles! The online pace calculator I use says we averaged 14:24 per mile!

Not bad considering Thursday I had trouble maintaining a 15-min mile! What a difference a couple of days can have on your pace! I'm sure resting Friday helped, too.

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