Monday, February 6, 2012

14 mile TM Progression Run

   This is a very good training run. Here's how it went...by 5 minutes in I was up to 5.8mph and I held this to mile 1, then I began the progression run by increasing .1mph every mile up to 14 miles. Thus I finished the run at 7.1mph or HM pace (8:27). I ate one "Accel-gel" during the run and drank some propel out of my hand held. I really didn't start "working" until 8.9 miles and I found I was able to settle in and handle the paces fairly easily. I finished the 14 miles in 2:11:26...that's 9:21's! I haven't achieved a run like that in years! The treadmill forces you to hold the pace.....I am well aware that outdoor running is more demanding yet I still remain encouraged....plus, no pain in the heel! So tomorrow is optional; either no run or an easy recovery effort. Peace!

4 comments:

Jill said...

That's a big hooray on so many levels!! Way to go!

Johann said...

You are really doing well! You are getting very strong.

Marlene said...

I think you will find that your discipline and steady pacing WILL pay off outside. It may not be the same, but you are still putting in the work. Great un!

Christina said...

Impressive to have a 14 mile progressive run. I can never seem to do anything like that during my runs. It teaches you to go out slow and that being tired is just a thing of your mind. Nice Job!

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