Friday, September 29, 2006

Lucky 13

This morning I wanted to see how close I could get to 13 minute/miles, without looking my watch every other minute! This should be my pace for the 18 mile long slow walk tomorrow. Here's how I did:

Mile 1 - 12:30
Mile 2 - 12:55
Mile 3 - 12:44
Average - 12:43
Total Time - 38:10

Still going out a bit too fast even though it feels slow, should be no problem doing all 18 miles at a 13 min./mi. average. Why pick this pace? It is about a minute below what I hope will be my marathon pace come March 4, 2007.

Not much to report for yesterday. It was just a very easy walk with Rosie followed by lots of stretching. The stretching seems to be doing the trick--no more aches that used to be a part of the "no pain no gain" way of making it though a marathon training program.