Thursday, June 21, 2007

Counter-intuitive Running

I did a "tempo" run with Bill and Mike this afternoon. Learned something new.

I don't think I've ever done a temp run on purpose. It's actually counter-intuitive. You start slow then run faster each mile. Seem like it makes more sense to run slower each mile 'cause I'm getting tired! ha!

Well it went pretty well even though I forgot my watch so we had to estimate that I finished the 5 miles in about 41:15. That's simply calculates to a 8:15/mi pace per mile. Not bad, but it was cooler out.

So far this week, I've only run 18 miles, but I've run the majority of those faster than I'm accustom to running. It's fun!