Given my recent 10K pace of 6:18, I was planning on running these around 6:00 pace – or 4:30 per 1200.
Well, I wasn’t even close.
I’m talking 25 – 30 seconds SLOWER than I planned. Not only that, but the 4:55-5:00 times I was running are basically equivalent to the pace I’ve been running for my tempo runs.
Of course, I have a ton of alibis regarding why I was slow, but I’ll just keep them to myself.
In college I probably had the speed to run low 2:40s (for the marathon), but not the strength. Now I’m a lot stronger, but I don’t have any speed. That may be my “project” for the summer.
Quote of the Day;
“A runner must run with dreams in his heart, not money in his pocket.” – Emil Zatopek