The Bellevue Trio Reunion Tour continued today with a tempo run through the streets of Bellevue on a cold and overcast morning. Nathan, Paxton and I started at the Bellevue Church of Christ parking lot with a 20-minute warmup loop back to the cars, and then we did a 40-minute tempo run at just under goal marathon pace.
Since Paxton has just started back running again, we split up a bit for this section to allow for different paces. My goal marathon pace is 7:14, so Nathan and I tried to hold our pace for the tempo segment between 7:05 and 7:10. While I could definitely feel some fatigue in my legs, especially after doing P90X Legs and Back last night, overall I felt really good. We ended up doing 4 different out-and-back segments during the 40-minutes, mostly in River Plantation, and ended up with an average pace of 7:08. I still doubt I’ll be ready to hold this pace for 26.2 at NOLA, but it was relatively comfortable for 40-minutes this morning.
We arrived back at the cars at almost exactly the same time as Paxton, and then ran another 20-minute loop as a cool down. In total, I finished right at 10-miles in approximately 80-minutes of work.