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Thursday, June 16, 2011

5 Miles

I had a really long day at work today but was still able to knock out a decent run this evening.  It is really difficult to train for two separate events: the marathon and a 1.5 mile run (both at different goal paces).  My goal pace for the marathon is 8:30-9:00 min/mile and my goal pace for my 1.5 mile run is 7:00-7:30 min/mile (or better)

So, what I’ve been doing lately is running my first 1.5 miles at a target goal pace of 7:30 min/mile (or better) and then kicking back to my marathon pace.  One thing I’ve noticed is I have been fatigued a lot quicker and tank by mile #5 or #6…..  I want to maintain 4 runs per week (avg 20-30 miles) without having to add any additional shorter/faster paced training runs…..  Any suggestions?  

#1  7:01
#2  8:04
#3  8:25
#4  8:46
#5  9:11

5 @ 41:28 (8:18 pace).  Today’s 1.5 mile time was 10:40 and my 5K time was 10 seconds over my PR @24:03; bummer…..  Oh well, good run and excellent dinner waiting for me tonight!  Woohoo!

Grilled chicken and mixed veggies, black beans and salad!

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Happy running and God bless!
"Fight the good fight, finish the race, and always keep faith"
2 Timothy 4:7

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