Saturday, April 25, 2009

Warm 8 Miles Today

After how cold it has been, I'm not going to complain about it being too hot today when it was in the 60s. At the same time, the temps felt much warmer than it really was because we are not acclimated. The heat also made me worry about what the weather will be like next week. Doing a half marathon when it is suddenly warmer than usual can be tough.

Today we did 8 miles starting at 7 a.m. It is our last long distance before the half next week. The cool thing is, 8 miles was 3 miles shorter than we walked last week.

We did the first mile in about 14:30, the rest were closer to 15:00 or 15:07. I had hoped we would stay closer to 14:50. Still we did 7.8 miles in 1:57:41 and used the last 0.2 miles as a cool down. This gives us an average pace of 15:05, slower than I'd like to be. I'm confident we will be faster next week.

OK, now I have to rethink what I'm going to wear next week. I had not planned to wear a WALK! Magazine shirt because the magazine folded, but at the same time, they are my favorite shirts.

OK, we continue to taper and should have a nice easy week!

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