"It's a treat being a runner, out in the world by yourself with not a soul to make you bad-tempered or tell you what to do." - Allan Sillitoe

Friday, January 30, 2009

Felt a bit flat this morning

18.42km in 1hr 21mins. Tried to run "comfortably hard" after a bit of a gentle start hoping that it be around marathon pace - it wasn't. Average pace was around 4.23 per km which is a bit off the 4.14-4.15 pace I need to break 3 hours. Didn't feel great today but didn't feel too bad either.

It's funny though, as I was running, I was thinking that if this is around 4.15 pace then I hope I am not too far ahead of where I should be at this stage of my training. I did feel like I was just a little past my peak when I ran the Perth Marathon on the back of a 24 week program which was one of the reasons why I went for 20 weeks this time. On the basis of today's run though, I don't think I am anywhere near my peak yet but that is probably OK.

1 comment:

Simon Elliott said...

Simon - great to read about your training. I'll certainly follow with interest and am hoping that you have 3 months of great training ahead that gets you to Boston in brilliant shape.