I will now shoot for 1:45 or less per 400 meters instead of 1:40. And when I do 800-meter repeats next week, I will shoot for 3:35 or less instead of 3:25, which would have only meant a 50-percent FAIL had I made this adjustment last Thursday. Let's see how my new pace goals panned out for me.
And now the statistical rundown:
9 x 400 meters
- Goal pace: Sub-1:45 per interval (7:02 per mile)
- Lap 1: 1:38.33 (6:34 per mile)
- Lap 2: 1:41.18 (6:46 per mile)
- Lap 3: 1:42.14 (6:50 per mile)
- Lap 4: 1:36.35 (6:26 per mile)
- Lap 5: 1:35.94 (6:22 per mile)
- Lap 6: 1:45.77 (7:02 per mile)
- Lap 7: 1:42.28 (6:50 per mile)
- Lap 8: 1:46.33 (7:06 per mile) FAIL
- Lap 9: 1:42.9 (6:50 per mile)
- Average pace: 1:41.25 (6:46 per mile)
- Total distance: 6.2 miles
Sorry, Nitmos, just one this week. Here's the monumental link again for your viewing pleasure.
Wherein apparently we have to review the material we've already covered this year.
Xenia is just jealous that I have good supporters on my kick-ass training runs: "The only problem with the cyclist support crew is that they won't be there on race day."
Answer: 1) Actually my cyclist supporter will be there on race day, just not following me on a bike, 2) I will also have my usual cheering section(s), 3) I will have about 10,000 fellow runners to keep me company throughout the race, 4) I will have great crowd support as Akron does a great job cheering on the marathoners, and 5) my previous experience at this race should help.
Funnyrunner and Morgan are so unfashionably late to the party in their questioning of my running without socks and having to groom my blisters.
Answer: I've answered this before. I'm not going to go over sockless running again.
Happy Hour is nearly upon us, teammates. Have a finely brewed weekend, and good luck to all you racers. Run well and drink well. Cheers!