Saturday, April 6, 2013
Here We Come!
The cherry blossom are coming -- just in time. This photo was posted on the interwebs earlier today.
I've had a pretty easy of week of running: I took two days off (Tu and Th) and on Wednesday ran 2 miles at Cherry Blossom Ten Miler pace (10:26 - 5:13/5:14) then a half mile in 2:21. I'd be lying if I said it was "easy", but what's done is done. Tomorrow I'll lace up the flats and get after it all the same.
My plan is to go out a little slower than usual (5:10-5:15) and HOLD that pace for 2-3 miles. If I hit 3-miles in 15:45, well, hell, that'd be perfect. This will likely mean letting some people get away from me, but if I keep a pack in sight (20-seconds up) I can work on walking them down in the subsequent miles. In doing so, I hope to *warm-up* and get running close to 5:0X pace once I hook onto Hains Point and then set my sights on the walking wounded.
But, race plans, like battle plans go to shit once you hit the beach.