We’re coming down to the wire.
I had a long talk with my coach tonight, because with Saturday’s run coupled with a big weight gain, I was ready to throw the towel in.
Tonight I get the prescribed workout:
5.5-ish miles [2m w/u @ 10:15, 6 x 3-min @ 9:10 w/jogging (NO WALKING) recovery @ no slower than 10:15, 1m c/d @ 10:30]. CORE WORK
Mile 1: 9:56
Mile 2: 10:08
Now. Mile 3-4ish, I couldn’t read the data, but I set it to only do minutes, and all I did was run my hardest: It was supposed to be 6×3 min + jog recovery (it didn’t state time, so I counted to 120) Then I just saw that the recovery was no slower than 10:15, which I didn’t know, so I jogged slower.
I turned off the Garmin after each 3 min.
Here are the paces. I could not see my Garmin:
anywhere from 9:31-10:23 last mile? I think 10:23 was the end, but I was mostly under 10
I have looked at the data every which way possible. The initial splits looks much longer, and then when I read it on a pace chart, my numbers were good. Even the end was just because I had to hit a circle, but at 4.5 I was on pace for a 9:35 mile.
Good run. VERY.
I had a long talk tonight with myself, and with my coach. My head said, “enough”. But my heart said, “Carry on.”
So I did.