mid 40s, North wind, overcast
mind/body - strong
Prescribed workout: 1 hour @ marathon pace (6:15)
Actual workout: 10 myles - 1.01:36 - avg. 6:09
- mile 1,10 - 5:56, 6:00
- mile 2,9 - 6:07, 6:04
- mile 3,8 - 6:15, 6:17
- mile 4,7 - 6:14, 6:12
- mile 5,6 - 6:15, 6:13
Got a "quick" run in before I left Utah this morning.... literally Quick! 2 for 2 on the speed work for 2009 - I think that was all I did for the whole 2008 year!
I was pessimistic this morning because the wind was blowing in my face going out so it was hard to judge effort. You'll notice my first split was my fastest and that basically is because I didn't know how hard to push. Then you can see I settled into the prescribed pace by the 3rd mile with even splits throughout. Coming back I had to readjust my pace again because the wind was pushing me - much easier. I did this same workout in Colorado back in early November with a 1.01:54 for an avg. of 6:11 so I knew I was capable of this sort of time. I will admit though, it's easier to sustain a quicker pace in Utah than it is in Colorado for the simple fact of altitude - Utah is 4200 ft and Colorado is 6200 ft. I bet I cut off 5 seconds per mile at lower altitude with the same effort.
Gotta go - Utes are playin'! Go Utah!