15 degrees, clear, some snow on the road
mind/body - hesitant/strong
Prescribed: 20 mins 5:50 pace, 1.20 easy pace, 20 mins 5:50 pace
Actual: 18 myles - 1.59:34 - avg. 6:38. 20:01 - 3.4 myles - 5:53 avg; 1.19:12 easy pace; 20:21 - 3.4 myles - 5:59 avg.
Tough workout! It was cold to start and the lungs didn't seem to be working in the first 20 minutes as I struggled to keep it under 6 pace: 5:57, 5:58, 5:50. Most of this was flat so it was a little concerning to me but I attribute it to the cold. During the middle 1.20 I felt real easy keeping it just above 7 pace but really dreaded the final 20 minutes. I took a Power Gel about 10 minutes before starting the final 20. To my surprise the lungs felt great and even felt I could have picked up the pace, ended up with: 5:56, 6:05 (?), 5:54. I wanted my last mile to be my fastest but I certainly was feeling it being mile # 18. In the end I'm happy with the result.