Each week is a different voyage for me. My goal each time I head out is to run a different path, see different things and vary my distances. There are training methods that I mix in as well each time (Fartlek has been my focus of late) and I do have certain goals that I am looking to achieve (such as conquering some hills at Reach the Beach in September and of course breaking solidly through 2 hrs with my half marathon training).
The running this past week (and today) continued towards these goals. My pace has improved dramatically since I implemented the Fartlek training as I have dropped my 10k pace down towards 8min per mile, from 9 min per mile only a few weeks back. With the 10k coming this Thursday (Rye Harbor 10k) I hope to see this improvement play out and perhaps I take out 8 min/mile! So let's call this week a success!
And here are the pics.
Brendan McCarty is an owner of the McCarty Seasons Condo and also an former athlete hoping to be one again. Running the world in hope of becoming more in shape and a better person. This is his blog.
Half Marathon Routes completed