Sunday, March 14, 2010

32:07 8k

Ran way better than I thought I would. I went out like a bat out of hell and it felt easy (Garmin said 6:04 pace) and I backed off when I saw >190 on the HRM which didn't match how I felt. Then I saw 238 bpm and knew it was screwed up. I hit the first mile marker at 6:29/189 (HR not right), I passed very fast female runner (low 18s for 5k) in the second mile -- 6:30/187, I concentrated on not gooning up the middle miles and ran 6:25 for the third mile. I hit the 5k split at 19:59 on my watch and thought I'd only have to drop 4 seconds in the last 2 miles. I thought I picked it up, but the next split was 6:30, so I needed to make up 9 seconds to get a PR. I gave it what I have, but realized I was probably come up short. A woman came up and passed on the last straightaway, but I came back even and sprinted in ahead of her. Last split was 6:12 (6:23 pace). Watch said 32:04 -- 9 seconds short of a PR. The results said 20:03/32:07 compared to 19:59/20:04 on my watch, so I think it didn't register me crossing the second mat at the start.

  • 06:29 1.01 6:29 6:25 189 (94%) -- HRM messed up
  • 12:59 2.03 6:30 6:22 187 (93%)
  • 19:24 3.05 6:25 6:17 189 (95%)
  • 25:53 4.06 6:30 6:26 189 (94%)
  • 32:04 5.06 6:12 6:15 188 (94%) -- 6:23 pace
I felt like I had a spring in my step and my legs felt great even afterwards. I think the drills have helped with my form. My legs didn't give out, but I was sucking wind. My form got kind of off in miles 3 and 4 and I think I corrected it some in the last mile. I was starting to lean back and get my legs in front of me, I think.

1 comment:

Mindi said...

Wow - nice job!