This morning I got up at 5am to run the Pocatello Marathon course
with Barry. The temperature was 30 degrees but no wind. I didn't
sleep good last night even though I went to bed around 9:55pm. My wife
got up several times because of a migraine that she developed over the
day. My son got up once talking in his sleep. It was a very restless
night of sleep.
The plan for me was to run 20 miles and Barry
would run 15 miles. I dropped my car off at the 15 mile mark the
night before so that Barry could drive and come get me when he was
done, and follow me for the additional 5. But I planned to take off
ahead of him in the run so that I would be about 3 miles ahead when he
finished at 15. That way he wouldn't have to follow me for the whole
Barry is really looking good and is going to excel in Ogden. He's starting to build good endurance.
The run went well I ran 21.23 miles at an overall 6:40 pace in
2:21. It felt pretty easy and I really didn't push any of the miles.
I had to brown code at mile 6 or my pace would have been better. That
mile was a 9:28, but I sure felt good afterwards. I'm thinking it was
all the syrup I put on my pancakes that we did for dinner the night
before. It must have disturbed my stomach to some degree.
Following mile splits
6:05 (downhill) trying to catch up to Barry after brown code. Really not pushing the mile at all.
6:25 (downhill) just staying relaxed with little effort. Finally caught up to Barry.
6:26 (half uphill and half downhill) again little effort. Said good bye to Barry.
6:08 (downhill) felt great not pushing at all.
6:09 same as above
6:11 same as above
6:21 (little uphill/downhill/flat) not pushing just running how I felt. Very easy
6:12 same. I really was relaxed and enjoying the run.
6:36, 6:42, 6:48, 6:34 6:11, 6:18 (rolling hills) Not pushing again just running relaxed with not a lot of effort.6:54 slowed down to have a good slower mile.