Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Upping the ante: White Rock IV
Now I really have to get serious about training. For the last 2 years, I have run with the 3:20 pace group. In both cases, I stayed with the group for the first half, then slowed down, finishing in 3:35 and 3:57. I don't think I'll be able to get to a 3:20 pace by December, so on my race registration, I put in my predicted finish at 3:59. Surely I can get in under 4 hours again.
I have a ways to go to even get that fast. I have run 5 miles each of the past 3 mornings at around an 11 min/mile pace. For a run like that, I should be running 8 or 9. We'll see if I have it in me. Cooler temperatures will help, as will quitting my Dr Pepper habit.