Monday, November 21, 2011

Tempo Run

I didn't plan on a tempo run today, it just kinda happened. Nice to put the pedal down. Warmed up for the first two miles (7:38, 7:23) and then picked up the intensity by hitting the next four splits in 6:40, 6:41, 6:11 and 6:15. Great weather today as well.

Good preview of sorts for the Boston training cycle, as I plan to incorporate more tempo runs paired with more runs at a ridiculously easy pace (easy-hard principle).

Ran 6.0 miles @ 6:48/mile pace.
Paved roads.
Slightly hilly.
Lower 40s, sunny.
Brooks Mach 13, shorts, long sleeved shirt, short sleeved shirt, cap.


Jeremy Bonnett said...

Quick run man, sounds like a great time. Nice speed and prep for Boston. It seems so soon to be talking about the Spring races doesn't it?

Jamie said...

Yeah, it does. But the 16-week training cycle for Beantown begins around Christmas, so in that sense it's really not too far off. Bring it on!

ultrastevep said...

Good tempo, Jamie....and I like your plan. Eliminate the black hole from your training. That's how I train...
Real easy on recovery days and real hard on tempo days, 1/2 marathon pace...