Monday, December 18, 2006

Easy as 1, 2, 3... (4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15)

Ran 15.0 miles @ 7:35/mile pace.
Paved roads.
Slightly hilly.
Weather: Mid-40s and sunny.

I came out feeling great today, fueled with energy and anticipation after two days rest from a sore Achilles. As a result of the time off, my legs were fresh and raring to go. I trucked along and hit my splits at decent times that felt effortless. I decided to do miles 11-13 at marathon pace and that stretch felt easy even after 10 miles. However, it's only fair to note that those miles were on a slight downhill grade which no doubt helped shave a few seconds. Here are the splits:

Mile 1: 7:51
Mile 2: 7:55
Mile 3: 7:51
Mile 4: 7:48
Mile 5: 7:47
Mile 6: 7:42
Mile 7: 7:35
Mile 8: 7:20
Mile 9: 7:39
Mile 10: 7:31
Mile 11: 7:05*
Mile 12: 6:52*
Mile 13: 6:58*
Mile 14: 7:53
Mile 15: 7:51

Feels good to be back. Tomorrow I have 10.8 scheduled and am looking forward to it.

3 comments:

Andrew said...

Wow, those are some great splits. Beats my 7:39 pace this morning!

Mark said...

nice morning run, keep it up and stay healthy

Marc said...

Very nice incorporation of MP in the run.

Great weather these recent days to shake the cobwebs loose.