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