|Not a bad run in 2012, but hopefully I'm faster now|
I ran this race a couple of years ago and it's a fairly small field, with a fairly good PR course. I only ran a 1:32 there in 2012, and I'm probably a little faster than that now. But I'm not sure I'm faster than my half-marathon PR of 1:28:09 set last year at the Indy 500 Half Marathon. That's a 6:40 average pace, and I have a feeling I'm probably a little too far out of shape to carry that for 13 miles. But of course I'll give it my best shot!
This week was a pretty good start. Even though I was a little under the weather with a rare ... and STUPID ... head cold, I managed three pretty good workouts.
Sunday ... 10 mile Tempo Run, with 6 miles at a 6:45 pace, on a fairly tough hilly course.
Tuesday ... 9 mile Easy Run, but with two miles of one minute Pick-Ups at 5:15 pace
Thursday ... 8 mile Tempo Run, with 5 one mile repeats at 6:22 average pace, middle two miles were 6:10 each
I feel like I've probably got a decent base under my legs from the marathon training, and now all I have to do is increase my speed over the next 5 weeks or so. It'll be tough, with a lot really fast runs ... but honestly, I really love this type of training! Time to put the hammer down!!! Have a great week.
... be great today!