Not sure about the quality or quantity of the hay, but whatever I have is in the barn for the 500 Festival Mini Marathon tomorrow in Indianapolis.
I was able to get in 2 tune up runs this week. The first was an easy 4-miler on Wednesday through the streets of Bellevue at approximately 9-minute pace. After taking 3 days off I was surprised at how bad my legs felt. I guess this was a lingering result from my miserable 13-miler on Saturday.
The second was a 4.75-mile run yesterday on the Harpeth River Greenway. After a 1-mile warmup, my plan was to do 3-miles at goal race pace. I ended up running waaaay too fast with an average pace of 7:34 per mile. This was a mistake for several reasons:
1.) I was pretty tired at the end, which is not smart. Didn’t want to trash my legs for the race.
2.) My goal pace is closer to 7:40, but I have no idea if this is attainable. I know I can complete 3-miles at 7:34, but this doesn’t tell me much about how I would have felt at 7:40 pace.
3.) This offered no practice at maintaining 7:40 pace.
So, tomorrow I’m just going to run by feel and hope to keep every mile under 8:00. This will guarantee a finish of 1:45 or less. If I push much harder than this, especially early on, I’m afraid I may end up walking.
Haven’t done much this week, but did get in a half set of P90X Chest and Back on Monday and X-Stretch last night.