Wednesday, October 30, 2013

8k training: 4 mile easy run

I took off the whole weekend as well as Monday from working out, but got back into it yesterday. I went for a 4 mile easy run, and I think this was the first time in a while that I ran the whole thing without stopping. I don't usually stop because I have to, but because I'm forced to by running on streets and getting stopped by red light at intersections. Even though I probably would have been fine for any of my runs lately, it's still nice knowing that I can run without stopping when there are no lights in my way.

The run itself felt pretty good. I started out feeling a bit wheezy, maybe because it was humid. The temperature felt pretty perfect, it was nice to get to wear shorts and a t-shirt again.


Splits: (average pace, pace in last 1/2 mile)
0.50 - 5:15 (10:30)
1.00 - 10:24 (10:24, 10:18) last mile 10:24
1.50 - 15:43 (10:29, 10:38)
2.00 - 20:58 (10:29, 10:30) last mile 10:34
2.51 - 26:07 (10:24, 10:06)
3.00 - 31:06 (10:22, 10:10) last mile 10:08
3.50 - 36:14 (10:21, 10:16)
4.00 - 41:05 (10:16, 9:42) last mile 9:59
Total: 4.06 in 41:34 - 10:14/mile average pace