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Friday, January 30, 2009

Hoping for another half-marathon PR

Because of all the ice we've had lately, I've had to push my runs from the morning to the evenings when I get off work. I am running the Lake Benbrook Half Marathon Saturday so on Thursday evening's run, I just wanted to get out and move my legs for an hour. Comfortably hard. But not really push things. Keep the heart rate below 85 percent. Here are the stats:
 
8.32 miles in 1:01:56. Pace: 7:26. Avg heart rate: 79 percent
 
1 - 8:09 (warm-up)
2 - 7:29
3 - 7:08
4 - 7:12
5 - 7:07
6 - 7:22 (slowed down purposely. didnt wanna turn my training run into a race.
7 - 7:22
8 - 7:42 (warm down)
8.32 2:24
 
So, it looks like I may be ready for another half-marathon PR. I ran 1:38:59 at the DRC Half Marathon in early November. The only problem is the Lake Benbrook Half Marathon has worse hills than DRC. How much will I have in the tank at Mile 9? Mile 11? Mile 13? I'll soon find out. But I feel confident, especially since running sub 7:30s doesnt take a whole lot of effort. The slowdown on Mile 6 during Thursday night's run actually began in the middle of Mile 5 when I looked at my Garmin and noticed I was doing a 6:50 mile. It didnt feel like I was running that fast.
 
My goal Saturday is to run 7:20 miles. That would get me across the finish line in 1:36.

9 Comments:

Blogger Derek said...

You can do it, just watch out for "Nice Hill". It is an out and back course so you will see it at about mile 5.5 and again at 7.5. It isn't your normal little hill, running up and down it twice will fry the legs! If you have a chance I would go take a tour of the course before you run it.

January 30, 2009 at 10:59 AM  
Blogger Run For Life said...

Good luck this weekend, grab that PR!

January 30, 2009 at 11:41 AM  
Blogger untpawgal02 said...

You can so PR this weekend! Good luck!

January 30, 2009 at 11:53 AM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Good luck this weekend!!

January 30, 2009 at 12:20 PM  
Blogger rodney said...

Good luck, Kevin. Remember, no milk pre-race.

January 30, 2009 at 2:57 PM  
Anonymous Jess said...

Good luck! I have a half in a few weeks. It's been awhile.

January 30, 2009 at 3:06 PM  
Blogger Chic Runner said...

especially since running a sub 7:30 doesn't take too much effort.. I'm jealous!!!!

January 30, 2009 at 5:29 PM  
Blogger lindsay said...

good luck today!!! run fast and destroy that 1:38!

January 31, 2009 at 7:15 AM  
Blogger butcept said...

Kevin: did you write 'running sub 7:30s doesn't take much effort'???!!??!!!??

Did you ever think you would actually say that? Pretty cool...

January 31, 2009 at 5:57 PM  

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