|Look what I got about 17 miles ago!|
I had 4 miles slated on my plate today and intended to do them all. But I also wanted to have fun. So I decided to run as fast as I could handle for 30 minutes and see how many of those 4 miles I could squeeze in there. If I did a 7'30" pace the whole time it would be a perfect fit. Thing is, I couldn't instantly get myself running that fast. I had to warm-up into it.
My first mile was 8'03". Pretty good pace for me but not fast enough for my goal. I had to pick up the pace.
Mile 2 was 7'31". I was pretty much on track with what my overall pace should be but I had to shave off some seconds to squeeze the rest of my distance in. I tried to pick up my pace more and I was running hard. However, I ended up doing the last two miles at 7'33". I had slowed down some and really cranked it up to pick up the pace at the end.
The end result: I didn't get the full 4 miles into the 30 minutes but I continued running hard until I completed all 4 miles. Afterwards, I slowed to a recovery pace of approximately 9'30". My final distance was 4.46 miles and my overall pace (including cool down) was 7'51".
It was a great run and I look forward to running 7 miles tomorrow before work!
P.S. The 1,000 miles --- those are just the ones I have logged with Nike+.