|Total Average Pace:||6:50|
10 Mile Tempo (Miles 4-13) – 5:59 Pace
I had a little fun before my tempo today. During my warm up a guy decided to shadow me for the last 3/4 of my last mile. As we came closer to the 3 mile mark he decided to overtake me. So I sped up. Then he sped up. Then I sped up. Then he goes out into full 100 meter sprint mode. So I start picking it up as well. I quickly put a meter on him and then slow down to let him catch up. Then I put another meter on him and look at my watch. I’m .04 into my tempo run! So I circle back to him and give him a high 5. Time to start my tempo, at least I got my strides out of the way!
Sean wanted me to do 16 miles but 10 at 6:10 pace. I decided to start out with 6 minute pace and see how it went from there. It went really well. When I started out the run I was just jogging it and could see I was moving at 5:20 pace. Nice start! So I slowed it down to around 5:50 pace and just let the pace go from there. The run ended up being challenging but not difficult. The first 6 miles were a piece of cake but during miles 7-10 I had to bear down and concentrate a little more. Overall, it was a good little workout.