Saturday, April 27, 2013

Confidence Run

This run is designed for two things:  One is to practice running at the intended race pace for five miles on non-fresh legs (not rotten ones, just not fresh...maybe a little limp or wilted.)  Two is to instill confidence in the runner (that's me, if you didn't know) that, yes, indeed, you can run this far at these paces.

I needed the latter more than the former.  I know from experience that on fresh legs and strict discipline to the pace alarms, that I can maintain my intended pace (9:30) for 13.1 miles.  I very badly want to break 2 hours, which at this pace will not happen.  I have to be patient; eventually, I will get there.  If I'm able to maintain my intended pace, I will own a new PR, so there's that.

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