Still not many miles today..... i didnt realise friday was a day off <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
did my pace run. didn't feel great (still dealing with stomach issues that kids have kindly shared with me) and almost bagged the fast part completely, but after a couple draggy miles warming up i managed to get my legs moving and tried to do 2 miles at about 6:35ish....<br><br>
first half mile @ 6:32, followed by 6:44 (oops - lost concentration), picked it up and did 6:28, 6:27. averaged 6:34 overall and the 2 miles was pretty flat. heartrate wasn't really steady and was still climbing at the end of the 2 miles.<br><br>
So i guess i'm ready to race on sunday, and 6:40 pace (1:27:30 ) is probably OK overall - assuming conditions are good. unfortunately i also have some more aggressive goals that i will go for if i have a good start. and the course is very conducive to a fast start (plus i have a problem with initial race pacing). 4.5 miles net flat, then 2 miles nice downhill. so i'll probably get halfway thru a good minute ahead of plan. then it goes out and back, and finishes with a short, but steep climb.<br><br>
i'll be really happy with my goal of 1:27:30, but also kinda have this gut feeling that i have a 1:26:something or 1:25:something in me, waiting to burst out!<br><br>
guess we'll see.....