Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sun, Jun 19, 2011 6:29 AM Central
Argonne Water Fall Glenn
Ran:    11.05 miles
Time:  01:46:09 (hh:mm:ss)
Pace:  09:34 minutes/mile 
Temperature:  64°

Andy and I, at Argonne Waterfall Glen doing our Sunday long run. We had to consciously work at slowing down our pace for the long run. We are suppose to run the long runs at one minute slower than our marathon goal pace of 9min/mi, so we were shooting for between 9:30-10:00 minute miles. We had previously tried displaying the Garmin "Average pace" but found that that value is the average pace for the entire run and it does give us a good barometer of the current real time pace. Today I selected the "lap pace" which gives you the average pace for the current lap/mile which is exactly what we need to adjust our pace. The Garmin watch is really cool, there are so many options for what is displayed, for pace alone there are probably at least 8 different selections. For training the "lap pace" and the "last lap pace" works great. I am sure that once our long runs start hitting the 15+ mile distances we will not have to work to slow down to the desired pace.

This completes week two of the 18 week marathon training program, so far so good!

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