February 27, 2011

Passing the 10-Mile Mark

Gorgeous day outside, mid-60s and sunny. The W&OD trail was so crowded it looked like a highway. Put in a 10-mile training run from Vienna to Reston, and back. Felt good throughout the route, was an up and down day, with miles 3-5 and 7-9 being uphill. I'm trying to keep the pace slow as I build mileage for the National Half Marathon, don't need an early season injury. Today was a relaxed (but probably still too fast) sub-9 minute pace.

Glad the Fuel Belt came in the mail yesterday, it was critical to today's temps and mileage. Only took two bottles on the belt, planned on 4 ounces per every two miles. May want to carry all four bottles next week, possibly one with an electrolyte replenishment.

Week in Summary
Sun-Tues Recovery from Saturday's 10k
Wed 45 min tempo (pace up 5', 30'; down 35', 40') (est. 5 mi)
Sat 5 mi (half marathon pace)
Sun 10 mi
Total Week's Mileage: 20 miles