|Along My Running Route|
Progression runs give you a pace goal to reach which gets faster during your run and that's a fun challenge.
I divided the run into three parts and the plan was to run the first part 30 seconds per mile slower than usual, the second part at the usual pace, and the third part faster, approaching marathon pace.
Here are my pace goals, followed by my actual pace:
- Average for miles 1-3: 10:00/10:05
- Average for miles 4-6: 9:30/9:16
- Average for miles 7-9: 9:00/8:47
Garmins are great. I need mine to check my pace and distance, too, but one runner probably lost the Texas state record because he paid too much attention to his watch. At least he won the race. I hope he feels that way, too.
The talk of the town is the big competition taking place just north of Houston tomorrow: the Texas Ironman (2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and a marathon). I can't imagine!