Another Quickie

[remove mind out of gutter]

It seems that the absence of running over the weekend makes for a fast and furious Monday. I will probably have to rework my Knoxville Training that I have laid out. Since I am not tutoring this semester, there might be some changes in what I can and cannot do in terms of distance. Hmmmm… I will have to think about this one. I'd hate to have a long run on Saturday and then only one rest day before a speed workout. I guess that I would actually be running a little slower than I am now, so that might work, especially if I keep/make Tuesday a swim day.

Today, I didn't look at my watch the entire time during the run. I wanted to see if I didn't know how much I was slowing down after the first mile, that I would actually stay closer to pace. I ran my what is getting to be my “normal” route, which is out to Volunteer Landing and back. On these speed days, it's to the beginning of Vol Landing and back making a 3 mile course. As if the first mile isn't speedy enough, the hill training in the last mile is another workout as well. So, I know that I won't be able to repeat the first mile time at the third mile, maybe if I ran this on the track…. BORING!

Here are the splits:

Split Split Distance Overall Distance Split Time Split Pace Overall Time Overall Pace
1 1.0 1.0 7:16 7:16
2 1.0 2.0 7:41 14:57 7:29
3 1.0 3.0 8:09 23:06 7:42

So for me keeping records and monitoring how I am doing, this run broke 2 records. First, it was the fastest time for this 3.0 mile course. Second, it was the fastest last mile that includes the “Lake Loudon Hill”. Mainly, the second was a record because I didn't stop at all that last mile, even though I wanted to!!

I think that I will rework my training, at least through December, as I may tutor in the Spring. Also, I want to keep my speedwork up for the fall because I may challenge my Autumnfest 8k (Thanksgiving) and 8k PR time. It would also be for the Reindeer Run (December) 5k time as well. Maybe that's what I'll do now.

About planet3rry

I'm a husband, father and runner in the Knoxville area. I love the way that running makes me feel and how it has changed my thinking. I am always looking for the new PR whether in the 5k or the marathon