Last long run

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This is what the Boston Marathon start looks like when you are an elite female runner.

 

I can count all the runs standing between myself and the starting line (er, corral) in Hopkinton on one hand now. Freaky.

 

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This is what the Boston start looks like if you are me (a decidedly NOT elite runner)...yah, I am trying not to think about the first 3 miles, like, at all.

I put in 12 miles this morning, with my average overall pace right around my goal pace to score a 3:15 next Monday. I will definitely have to focus and work hard for it. A 3:15 might still qualify as a “lofty” or “aggressive” goal, as my goal pace is certainly not feeling “easy” or even “moderate”. 

But I am going for it anyway.

 

Split
Time
Distance
Avg Pace
Summary 1:29:35.4 12.01 7:28
1 7:56.6 1.00 7:57
2 7:29.3 1.00 7:29
3 7:34.8 1.00 7:35
4 7:31.0 1.00 7:31
5 7:32.4 1.00 7:33
6 7:27.5 1.00 7:28
7 7:05.9 1.00 7:06
8 7:05.5 1.00 7:06
9 7:16.4 1.00 7:16
10 7:18.4 1.00 7:18
11 7:10.1 1.00 7:10
12 8:01.4 1.00 8:01
13 :06.1 0.01 7:43

*AB

7 responses to “Last long run

  1. You are so ready! You’ll do great! The first three miles are fun! Everyone is running the same speed as you, so pileups are not a problem. Have a fabulous time, and I look forward to your report!

  2. Your splits look great…good luck in Boston!

  3. Good Luck in Boston!

  4. Thank you guys! I can’t believe it, 8 days left!

  5. Good luck! I like your blog, and I hope you have a great weekend in Boston. I’ll be out there with you, though much further behind. 🙂

  6. Yay! Good for you. Hope you have a great experience.

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