Half Marathon
Sep
12
2017

Half Marathon…take 2 – day 52 – 46 days to go

Today is a rest day and a good thing too. What with grandkids seeming to always appear at the house (and I end up playing with them because I love it) It seems like there is never enough time to get all the things I want to do done.

That said, I’m on track and feeling good. I was suppose to do seven miles Friday and ended up witn seven and a half (yea!). I felt good when I was finished and my pace improved over much of the walk. I started at with a 14:18 but I was warming up for the first 5 minutes, and by mile 7 I was at a 12:53. my average was 13:35 min/mi – that would be a total time of 2 hours 58 minutes beeting my goal of finish in under 3 hours! With 6 weeks to go, hopefully I can get that average pace down . I would have to get the average down to 12:30 min/mi to break 2 ours and 45 minutes which I did last time (which I don’t expect to do this time).

My big concern is going to be the weather and what clothing to wear. A couple times I have been out and worked up a sweat only to take a cornet and start walking into the wind and geting a little chilled. I’m going to investigate layering since the average temperature for Falmouth on October 28th ranges from 46° to 56° (but it could be cooler) and the race starts at 7:20 AM! Knowing this, I try to do my training early in the morning, as soon as it is light enout to see. That way it is over early too (grin).

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