Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Houston Marathon Training Week 2 and 10M on 10-10-10

After a long hot summer, marathon training started with two straight weeks of beautiful weather. Monday started off with the first morning low below 60, four days ahead of the median. The cool weather even held on through Sunday's 10-mile race.

69¼ miles for the week (October 4th to 10th)

M: 6¼ at 8:38 mpm, 59ºF at 4AM
Tu: 8¼ at 7:08 mpm, 58ºF at 4AM
W AM: 7¼ at 7:12 mpm, 57ºF at 4AM
W PM: 6 at an average 6:58 mpm progression run from 7:34 to 6:28, 70ºF at 7PM
Th: 6¼ at 8:30 mpm, 59ºF at 4AM
F: 11 at 7:50 mpm, 82ºF at noon
Sa: 7 at 8:43 mpm, 78ºF at 11AM
Su: 17¼ with 10M at 6:27 mpm, 57-59ºF and foggy at 7AM

I had low expectations for the Space City 10-Miler. The race turned out OK. I'm looking forward to a stronger effort for the half marathon in a couple weeks. The new out and back course should be interesting; no more getting lost in the crowd of lapped runners while heading toward the finish.
Splits for the 10-miler:
6:10 felt easy but too fast, I was expecting 6:30s
13:05 (6:32)

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