Friday, June 10, 2011

Perfect Pace

Hey again.

Whoa, two posts in one day?  Crazy mama, look out!  Kiddos are napping like such good boys, and I realized something awesome, so I had to share. 

So, I wanted to see what my pace was for my run this morning.  It was an easy, conversational pace - not quite long-run slow, but not near tempo-hell.  I ran for 25 minutes exactly and covered 2.73 miles.

Put it into my favorite pace calculator, and presto change-o...


9:09 miles.  That's cool.

Wait a minute, isn't that right around what I need to get my coveted sub 2:00 half marathon?

So I plug that number in.....


Ha!  That brings me to a 1:59:57 finish.... doesn't get much closer than that!
I've just kind of thrown my sub 2 half goal out the window for this season because of the injury and stuff....

And of course, I couldn't have kept that up for 13 miles this morning, but I have nine weeks until my next half, and 12 until the one after that, and 14 until the last half of my season....
And assuming I can really start training in a few weeks... seems possibly doable for one of those races, right?  right?  Maybe?

I think it might be a sign from the running gods...  Or, maybe it's just a funny coincidence that will set me up for a too-fast start and a crash-and-burn finish at an upcoming race...

Either way, makes for a funny story!  :)

I'll be MIA til Sunday guys, hope you have a super awesome weekend!  

5 comments:

  1. Jealous :) my plan is to get speed coaching over the winter so I can set a blistering 9:00 pace in my Spring halfs :)

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  2. I am jealous too... one day my pace will be awesome like yours! Great job!!

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  3. Great job. I myself am going the other way and getting even slower. ARGH...maybe it is the buffalo wings combined with the hellish heat?

    Good for you keep it up!!

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