This was a really good week. I felt really strong coming off of the rest week. No aches or niggles. Just good, healthy running.
3 mile easy run at 10:51 minutes/mile. I ran this at a pace of 10:18 minutes/mile and finished in 30:54.
7 mile tempo run with 1 mile warm up, 5 miles at 9:27 minutes/mile, and 1 mile cool down. I ran this at a pace of 10:08 minutes/mile and finished in 1:10:59. I ran this at my parent’s house while my Dad watched the boys. I liked running in a different environment, but HWY 298 is kind of scary. There are a few blind curves.
2 mile easy run at 10:51 minutes/mile. I completed this day in 20:33 with a pace of 10:03 minutes/mile.
10 mile long run at 10:51 minutes/mile. I ran this in 1:41:29. That is a pace of 10:09 minutes/mile. It felt really good. I have no doubt that I can run the half marathon now. I am fired up.
The rest week helped me so much. Here are my last two long runs. The 9 miler was at the end of 3 weeks of hard training and the 10 miler was after a rest week. I only added 3 minutes, but another whole mile. It felt good!