Sunday, March 31, 2013

Marathon Tempo #2

AM: 15 min w/u, 13.12 miles @ marathon pace (6:16), 20 min c/d
(Viking Half - 1st female/3rd person in 1:22:11)

Just two weeks after my first marathon paced long run, I ran this one on a similar course and averaged 5 seconds per mile faster giving the same amount of effort. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get in the 30 min of running before and after that I had planned on, but in the end I believe this day was successful. I was only beat by 2 men, ran 9 miles of it solo, and felt pretty good once again when it was all over.

Unfortunately the S.I. is still there and I suffered with it from mile 4-9, but only one of those miles ended up being slower than marathon pace. I've been consistent with my exercises and I feel like the long tempos are really helping with the strength in my hip. One giant step forward!


Erin said...

woo hoo! congrats! Another win for you miss superstar! T minus 4 weeks till Montreal!

L.A. Runner said...

Awesome job! You are rocking along now, girl! Keep up the good work! Oh, and congrats on the W. :)

Britt @ Chicago Runner Girl said...

Love how nearly every runner in that pic is staring at their watch! A sign of the times I suppose!