Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Steady Wednesday

After speedwork yesterday (which I always find the most challenging) I was glad today was Steady Wednesday. Goal was to run 6 miles at steady 9:45/mile. I felt good today was reasonably steady, with an average of 9:33/mile.

I always find it hard to make small adjustments to my pace but constant Garmin-checking does help. Although I do worry that one day I might crash into something or someone!

As a PS to yesterday's interval session, @Runner795 rightfully pointed out I was going too fast! When I increased the interval distance on my workout, I forgot to adjust the pace. :( Will remember this for next week, and probably alternate between 0.5 mile intervals and 0.25 mile intervals at VO2 max pace.

On to Tempo Thursday!


  1. That's a good session again, well done! Just be mindful of easing gently into your runs with a 1/4 to 1/2 mile warm up at an easy pace just to get your muscles going and blood flowing. The last thing you would want is a repeat of last years injury :( I had shin problems in the middle of June which fortunately healed in a fortnight by easing back and cycling/swimming but they were very painful at the time.

  2. Thanks for the reminder, John--I would be crushed if I got injured AGAIN with plans for another half! I do run for about 5 min or so before starting my watch (I wait until I get to the river so I have quicker satellite connection) but should make sure I warm up enough before trying to hit my target pace. Glad to hear that your shin is okay now!