Total Miles Trained For Elijah: 403.6
Well I have broken the 400 mile marker. Whoo hoo! I got the ball rolling today at 5 AM. I needed to do 6 miles. So all of them were for Ryan Shay. My ankle did not hurt as I walked down the hill to my starting point. Yay!
I was to do the miles at a 12:00 - 12:20 pace. I headed west and soon crossed over the interstate. It was freezing out there, literally. My toasty tights did a pretty good job, though. And I love my head lamp. Even when street lights do a good job, it is useful in reading my Garmin. Even the fuel belt isn't such a bother anymore. Things are looking up!
As I was running through downtown I was feeling very, very strong. Some days are great, aren't they? :)
Mile 1: 11:52
Mile 2: 12:08
Mile 3: 11:41
Mile 4: 11:26
Mile 5: 12:10
Mile 6: 11:18
Average: 11:46 per mile
Cool! I even did a negative split. What a morning! I am all stoked for Tulsa. Coach Terry and I agreed that I'd line up with the slowest pace group - the 2:30 group. That would be both a half-marathon PR for me AND good practice for the 5:00 St. Jude pace group. We'll see what happens! The weather is supposed to be gorgeous. The course is all flat until the very end.
Chasen returns home from a business trip in just a few hours and I am very excited!