Friday, September 01, 2006

I think it's all in my head.

These days I am finding myself amazed after my training runs. But before I get out and run I have doubts and fears of not keeping my scheduled training pace. I worry about how I could keep such a fast pace and not burn out on the run. These are some of the thoughts I felt before I did yesterdays 10 mile run. I was scheduled to run 10 miles at my "planned marathon pace".

I started the run with a first mile in 5:59. No, that is not my marathon pace. It was about 30 seconds too fast. When I start out too fast I do not yell at myself to slow down because I know eventually I will. The next few miles were around a 6:17 mile pace. It wasn't until after 5 miles that I ran at pace. I finished in 1:03:54 which was a 6:23 pace. I felt the run was tough but manageable. So, I realized my body is stronger than the doubts in my head. I'll have to remember this during the marathon.
Everyone have a great weekend.

9 comments:

neese said...

you ran 10 in the time it takes me to run 5 :) you are going to smoke this marathon.

TriSaraTops said...

Isn't it crazy what the body can do?

And man, yours sure is fast.

Have a great weekend!

JeffM said...

The fasting, smoothies, and barefoot combined with your plan must work- that is an amazing pace for a 5K let alone a marathon. Knock another minute off and you could look at the Olympics!

Jodi said...

I'm always amazed by your training runs :) I can't wait to hear the race report from the marathon.

qcmier said...

Do you have any easy runs? With this IM stuff, I've lost my speed and I only dream of keeping up with you.

Can't wait to see what you can do at C-bus.

Lana said...

Way to shoot down those doubts and fears!!! I hope I can do the same...

Tri-John said...

That's some great running, I dream of a pace like that!
Just wanted to say thanks for the comment, I'll skip the gloves next time.

Flatman said...

good lord...that's so fast.

Michele said...

All I can say is WOW!!!!