Thursday, April 17, 2008

Negative Splits around the Neighborhood

7.3 miles, 1:00:11, 8:14 pace, Max HR = 148, Avg HR = 129, 34% Zone 3, 61% Zone 2, balance below

I've been taking a page out of Kyle's book, and many of my runs have been for time instead of distance. My goal was to run an hour this morning and let the pace fall where it may. But it's never that simple. The first mile is usually slow for me, especially early in the morning when my muscles haven't caught up to my desire to run. By the middle of the run I'm where I want to be, but my cumulative pace isn't looking too pretty on the Garmin. So I usually pick it up at the end to get my pace below where I want it to be. That results in negative splits, but never so pronounced as it was today in this graph of half mile splits:

Mile Splits:
9:20, 8:58, 8:45, 8:15, 7:57, 7:29, 7:18, 2:02 (0.3 miles, 6:46 pace)

TDLY - Rest

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