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November 12, 2011 – 10M

Marathon Training

10 Miles

Mile 1:  10:03
Mile 2:  9:48
Mile 3:  9:38
Mile 4:  9:22
Mile 5:  9:22
Mile 6:  9:20
Mile 7:  9:06
Mile 8:  8:53
Mile 9:  9:13
Mile 10:  8:58

Stupid noaa.gov told me it was going to be 47° at 7am, when in fact it was 57°.  When running long distances, 10° can be the difference between a great run and a terrible run.  I can’t really complain, though, because 9:22/mile pace ties my best training run pace, but as you can see, I didn’t get my negative splits.  I was wearing capri tights and a long sleeve top, which I shed at the turn in mile 6.  I felt better, but it wasn’t enough.  In mile 9, my quads started to tighten up and the head wind I was running in to slowed me down.  I made it to the top of the damn (Brushy Creek Lake Park) and tried to kick as much as I could, but with all the curves and turns, it was hard to go as fast as I wanted.

Time:  1:33:44.34, avg. pace 9:22/mile

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