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post #10906 of 13137
I hitched a ride with my wife when she went to drop our daughter off at a playdate and I was going to run the 7 mile backroad route home. My goal was to beat my wife who was driving but needed to stop at the grocery store. She still beat me by about 20+ minutes.
post #10907 of 13137

10 miles at a very relaxed pace.

post #10908 of 13137
4.3 miles today.
post #10909 of 13137

Ye olde 8 mile loop.

post #10910 of 13137
7.1 mile tempo run
post #10911 of 13137

I ran 50 miles today ... Its really tiring and hectic but fun also

post #10912 of 13137
Finished the Key West half marathon on Sunday. My third half marathon, but another disappointing finish. My goal was under 2:00 and I finished in around 2:16. I'm not sure why, but I felt like I had no energy and my legs started cramping up near the end, so I had to walk/run the last few miles. My training was going really well and I was able to do longer runs (12+ miles, usually with some hills) without any issues. So I was surprised that I couldn't finish well on a flat course like this. I'm still happy I finished, but I wish I could have hit my goal this time. One of these days I'll get under 2:00...
post #10913 of 13137
What kind of pace did you manage for your long training runs? What was your longest training run? I'm not sure what the conventional wisdom is for halfs, but I like to get in a couple 15-milers before tapering.
post #10914 of 13137
My longer runs (I'll consider that to be anything 10+ miles) I would typically average somewhere between 9:00 and 9:15 per mile. If I ran under 8 or 9 miles, I could get my pace below 9:00. My longest run was 14.2, which was about 2 weeks before the race. Not sure why, but I always seem to have issues on race day that I don't have while I'm training. I never got leg cramps during training, but my thighs started cramping really badly towards the end of the race.

At the beginning of the race, I was stuck in a pack of people and had to zig-zag my way around slower runners. I finished the first mile in 9:45, which I thiught was slow, but once I got used to that pace I wasn't able to speed back up, and I just got slower as the race went on.

Maybe I walked around Key West too much the day before? I probably put in about three miles of slow walking around the city on Saturday.
post #10915 of 13137
In my experience (which seems like it might be more relatable for you than for the fast guys here), I would want to be able run 14 or 15 miles at 9'25"-9'30" if I wanted to race a half at 9'00"-9'05". During that same training cycle, I would be shooting for 8'30" for shorter, non-recovery miles. Another factor to consider is your total weekly mileage. Again, in my experience, I need to run at least 30 miles/week for solid half performance.

Hope that helps.
post #10916 of 13137
The weekly miles may have been an issue, I was only running 3x per week, and I think the most miles I logged in any week was somewhere around 28, with all the other weeks being slightly less than that.
post #10917 of 13137

After being a bit under the weather for a while, I'm back to (almost) normal...


I ran 6.25 on Monday, 7.25 on Tuesday and 6.25 yesterday. My long run on Saturday is going to be my first 20-miler of the year... :)

post #10918 of 13137

Nice week Fueco. 


A slightly hungover 8 miles for me today. One of those days when it helps to have a running partner as I'd have otherwise skipped it.


Felt pretty good until the final push where I had to slow up to avoid puking.

post #10919 of 13137
6.7 miles tonite w/ hills. 1200+ ft gain, no loss.
post #10920 of 13137
Originally Posted by wingin' it View Post

6.7 miles tonite w/ hills. 1200+ ft gain, no loss.

Uphill both ways? wink.gif
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