After 4 or so days off due to my body becoming a crumbling mess of Taper "injuries" I headed out yesterday for a run in some very very windy conditions. My logic is always off so I ran out my door as if I was being chased by a mad man. I looked at my watch a few times and say numbers like 7:23, 7:42 & 7:15. Ummmmm just a little fast for this lady. I think it was good though because I could test my knees that were bothering me and see how they would handle some speed. I believe that mile ended up around a 7:45 pace or something. Mile #2 I slowed it down a tad and managed to run that in about 8:07 and then from there I decided to just relax and jog into the wind to finish up. Just a short run....feels weird to only run 3.5 miles after not dipping below 5 for some time.
Today I stopped into Target and Costco to grab some essentials and the local running store to stock up on my Cliff Shots...love some mocha and espresso running through my veins. Now I just get to wait.
Tomorrow I will finally decide on what to wear and pack up and Friday I am out the door.
With all this said I am trying to figure out mile splits and pace times for a 4 hour marathon. I found this, but I was hoping for something that had me starting out slower and finishing up faster....If you have any ideas where i can obtain this knowledge via the Internet let me know.
Off to check Miami's forecast for Sunday at 6am!