This past Saturday, I ventured over to the Dowd Y to run an old standby called the Cherokee 10 miler. I would run this 2 times to get my longest tempo/marathon paced run 4 weeks out from New York City. Unlike Dathan Ritzenhien, I didn't have to travel to the Nike campus to do it! Ha!
I knew that I was flying solo on this run, and therefore, I had to do all the work myself. Up at 5am, I started the first 10 miler at 5:40am (very early) yet it will be 9:40am come race day, so naturally, my heart rate will be a lot higher to start (that is a good thing).
I stopped at 10 miles, had a Gu, drank some water, and started the next 10 miler. Here are my splits:
1st 5 miles: 32:15
2nd 5 miles: 31:22
3rd 5 miles: 31:34
4th 5 miles: 30:49
Total time: 2.06:00...reasonably pleased!
I was disappointed with the overall time as I would have liked to have gotten closer to 2 hours. Having said that, I was very pleased with how I felt and how I kept my foot on the gas. It was early and dark...
Drove right home, had oatmeal and fed the dog, then took the dog on a 7 mile run in 56 minutes for a total run of 27 miles!
Easy 7 miles for Mon., Tues. and Wed. and then 10 * 800 with the fast guys...should be fun!
Question: Who is the only female marathoner to run 2.15?...sick!