Rigging the average
The weather was beautiful this morning – cool in the mid 40’s. Felt very good from yesterday’s recovery run. The plan was to run 2 hours and I went through 7 miles right at the hour mark. However, the pace was slowly picking up and I got to mile 10 with 36 minutes to go. For some reason I thought an even 15 would suit me so I put a little tempo on to rig the average at 8:00 / mile. Mile 11 in 7:04, mile 12 in 5:58, and another 3 minute ½ mile did the trick. I then eased the pace back to hit 15 at the 2 hour mark. Pretty close… 15.1 miles.