… + w/ yesterday’s 27′ 6K = 13K in 1 hour. Funny, last year I tried a few times running this distance in this allotted time, but always was short – never did achieve it … I think 12.7K was my best. Today’s run was a steady paced effort … the first 6K was even splits (the second and third were identical to the 1/1000 second. spooky), and then I picked it up for the final kilometer … to a lesser degree than yesterday’s run, were I was really able to quicken my pace. That’s something were I feel I’m a better runner this year compared to last year. I feel I’m maturing, and able to do more, even though my training is absent. Last year, I had no finishing kick … my best times all were the result of starting fast and maintaining the pace as far as it would take me. Just a personal observation of changes within myself, and were running is taking me.
I did this once before. Never attempted it again because it was too close to my 12K runs. Figured, if I wanna set a PR, it’d be for that distance. But, knowing I ain’t setting any PRs these days, got into a comfortable cruise control rhythm after 4K (actually sped up for the next 4K), and kept running. Now was about duration – 20+ minutes to go. Final 4K ended as I began. Was a great run! Oh, btw … my other timed hour run – I covered 12.52K. Yep, I bettered it, another PR, lol?!
My fave. The paved path! A man & his best friend … ain’t nuthin’ better!!
Even Steven splits! Again!
12.6K – 1000 cals gonzo! Woohoo!
… my first one hour run for distance! Have been meaning to attempt this, giving myself something new/different to strive for. As you may know, I’m an 8K a day guy, and I do occasionally stretch out to 10K … and I have completed one 12K. I extrapolated, did the math, and knew (know) that on a good day, I’d be able to span 13K in one hour. And, on a so-so, average day would be close, but no cigar! Today was that kinda day. I started running with the one hour goal in mind, no matter my time. Unfortunately around 6 kilometers, I was ready to bail, I dunno – really wasn’t feeling strong, and was tightening up. But, I drew inspiration from this runner’s blog (I’m in awe of her – her ability, her knowledge, her training methods) I stumbled on … actually, have been perusing running blogs … and the majority of them, I have to give my head a shake reading them … now, while I don’t dare say anything on your blogs, on mine, I’ll simply say this … your attempts/efforts are terribly misguided … ’nuff said. And this from a person who only took up running three months ago, lol. So, here I am ready to pack in my attempt, but I remembered her words from earlier this morning … and I didn’t quit! I told myself – push hard for the next kilometer, and see what happens … so I did … and surprise, surprise I continued pushing hard for the remaining 25 minutes completing the hour run. Considering everything, I’m extremely pleased … and proud!
twelve and a half kilometers …