Miles:
2711 total / 0 in 2014
Goal:

4:20 marathon @ MCM (10/28), sub 1:53 half marathon

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  • 9 miles
  • 01:28 time
  • 09:26 pace
  • 1120 calories
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  • 0 ft climb
  • 0 max hr
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alright not great but not bad 9.3 mi 01:28 09:26 pace

training plan for today called for 10 miles @ goal marathon pace. according to my training plan which i've been basing my speedwork off of, that pace is 8:57...according to me, THAT IS NOT GONNA HAPPEN! i'm still a little confused/not sure what to call my goal pace :/ my 20 mile long run last weekend was at 9:30ish pace. keeping that pace for 26.2 is around 4:08. i think realistically, i would like to aim for between 9:30 and 9:45, which would put me between 4:08 and 4:15, which i would be SUPER happy with and i think is definitely attainable. however, this means that i really need to slow down my long runs and actually do my "goal pace" runs at this pace.

today i aimed for 9:15 (based on the fact that i did 20 at 9:30 on saturday). my legs were heavy and tight and tired right from the start. it's crazy how much fresher my legs feel in the morning vs. in the afternoon after a full day of work (on my feet all day). i did settle in to some miles that felt pretty good between 2 and 4 but once i hit the incline to the brooklyn bridge with all the tourists, i gave up a little. i walked for about 30 sec (and appreciated the gorgeous day in NYC) and then got on with it. i ran from the bridge down to the brooklyn bridge park and finally figured out how to follow this path to pier 6. i took another 30 sec break at mile 7 and then made myself push for 1 more mile. the last mile was actually my fastest i think :) instead of pushing for 10, i finished happy with the 8 quick miles and did the last 1.3 easy til home. legs were super tired after this, making me realize that this is definitely not my goal marathon pace and i must be more realistic about these runs, THEY ARE ON MY TRAINING PLAN FOR A REASON! for my drop back long run on saturday (15 miles), i'm hoping to run the first 11 at around 10:00 and then drop down to goal MP (9:30) for the 4 mile race in CP.

1 9:09.1 1.00 9:09
2 9:00.1 1.00 9:00
3 10:56.0 1.00 10:56 (garmin got messed up under the FDR)
4 9:01.4 1.00 9:01
5 9:00.5 1.00 9:01
6 9:06.5 1.00 9:07
7 9:20.3 1.00 9:20
8 9:01.5 1.00 9:02

  • Katie S.
    Katie S.

    oh i'm a little over 2 weeks out from the berlin marathon and i'm still not quite sure what my goal pace should be either - you're not alone in that one. it's hard to figure out / trust your body with.

    about 2 years ago Like

  • Joy M.
    Joy M.

    Great work, Rebecca! Sounds like you definitely listening to the feedback of your body. Keep it up!

    about 2 years ago Like

  • Me-Shell D.
    Me-Shell D.

    I would base your marathon goal pace off a longer race (half marathon is best, but 10k could suffice). Speed work won't give you a great estimate. Your long runs and pace runs should feel hard though bc you are running on tired, mile-logged legs. I'm running Berlin with Katie and hoping I can keep a 9 pace, even though pace runs are not happening in this heat and my long runs are around a 10 pace. I'll let you know how it turns out!

    about 2 years ago Like