Hitting Times


Yesterday morning I completed my first long run under the Runner’s World Break 3:30 plan.  It was a mild morning at 75 degrees with low humidity.  Let’s just say I’m liking this August weather–it’s been much better running weather than July.  I took to the trails at 6:50 am and hit the ground running.  There were a lot of other runners out and I was passing a lot of them.  I’m not trying to sound cocky here but it helped me keep my pace up. I finished the run with an overall 8:49 pace (plan called for 8:45 pace).   

I’m getting faster and that makes me happy!  I was checking out the website for the Philadelphia marathon and found that CLIF Bar is sponsoring the pace teams.  In all, there are 10 groups which means that if you stick to your designated leader and run by his or her side you will finish within two minutes of goal finishing time.  So come November, my best buddy will be an ultramarathoner named Darris who will be leading the 3:35 group. 

Here are yesterday’s stats:  10 miles, 1:28:18 (8:49 pace) 1168 calories

Week 1 Recap (7/30-8/6): 4 days of running totalling 24 miles, 2 cross training days (including weights)

Up next: 5 mile run

About mileoneandcounting

I'm a young professional living in the Washington, DC area. Since moving here in 2007 I have honed a passion for running and fitness. Growing up I played soccer and softball (and tested track & field for one year). After college I ran a few 5K races, but running was really only a means to staying in shape for me. Never in my wildest imagination had I thought I'd ever run a marathon, let alone three. Nor did I think I'd get the running bug after doing so, but I'll admit I'm hooked! Over the years my blog has grown into so much more than a running blog though. Sometimes I have deep thoughts. Other times I'm simply sharing a training story or a review of a product. Here's the place where you'll learn about me through my many adventures--even I enjoy going back to re-read some posts from time to time. I've also been able to hone my love for health and wellness through my business called IDLife which stands for Individually Designed Life. I'd love to help inspire you to live your best life yet so please don't hesitate to reach out to me and may my words resonate with you. See you on the trails...
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