Sunday, January 11, 2015

DC update

Well, it's official - I've moved down to the half marathon for the March 14 race. Last weekend I went out and just wasn't up to the 16 miler I had on the calendar. After looking at my training schedule again and evaluating my goal for my second marathon (beating the 5-hour mark), I decided it wasn't worth trying to push myself right now toward something I'm not sure I can meet given the 10 weeks before the race. So, I'm moving back to the half marathon and plan to pick out another marathon later this year for my goal race.

Today's run was a 5-miler in "warmer" weather at a balmy 31 degrees! I started off with a 4:1 run / walk ratio, but I mixed it up a bit, going 1:30 running to 1 minute walk during the latter half of the run. I'm still please with my overall pace for the run though because I stayed under 11 minutes, but I definitely slowed down as I went.

  • Mile 1 - 9:49
  • Mile 2 - 11:00
  • Mile 3 - 10:50
  • Mile 4 - 11:32
  • Mile 5 - 11:35
Average pace: 10:57

I'm still participating in the 30-day #RagnarTraining challenge and you can follow my progress on Instagram @meanderingechoes. I'm planning to complete the 30-day challenge, though I'm a few days behind, so I'll be doing some catch up! 

How's your winter running going? 

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