Master of Inconsistency
Ain't Wastin' Time No More !
Nice RR's Havanarnr and FF!
Jesse, you are still using your 305....is the battery dying prematurely, or just losing signal and getting "bad" data?
Jesse, I saw the results from runwashington (they were next to the St Patty's 8K I ran) and thought that was a PR. Congratulations!
I'm gearing up for Cherry Blossom and the Frederick marathon. I assume you'll be there for Frederick.
I would just go by feel - make it comfortably challenging and don't worry about pace
so much. If you're feeling good about 5.5 miles in, just slowly starting increasing
the intensity and throw it all out there for the last mile and a half or so. Keep in mind
I'm about the exact opposite of most of the other folks here in that I go by effort
(i.e., heart rate) in a race and not by pace (in the second half of races, I use a mix
of feel, heart rate, and pace). However, that doesn't mean that without
knowing much about my own experience for a distance that I'll set a heart rate plan
before the race and stick with it. Just get a feel for how particular heart rates feel
during the race and use some logic.
Next Sunday (3/30) I have my first race since starting MAF training. It's a 15k that we use for a marathon tune up. It's a rolling course, and a good challenge, but I wouldn't call it hard by any means.
Just running for the fun of it!
Hank- good luck on Sunday.
CfKid- in case it helps, my wife and other coaches in her group are going to be unofficial pacers at the 15k Sunday in case you end up wanting to hit a round number pace (i.e. 9:30, 10:00) and don't have a GPS device. Look for pace signs at the start.
Thanks Ace. I have a few friends that are very consistant, but I'm not sure what pace they want to run. What pace is your wife running? I'm assuming way to fast for me...
I think she was assigned a pace somewhere in the 8's. I may be there to spectate if we have a sitter, and then run slower with my wife some after the race. She's doing her long run that day since Boston will be 3 weeks +1 day out.
My bib is 1785... so you can look for me.