Philly Marathon Training W1D2
Wait, what’s that in my teeth? Is it a bug I picked up on the way? Not likely. Shrinkingmomma, the epitome of class…
So, today was tough. Was it because it was so warm and humid at 7:00 am? Nope, didn’t even notice it.
Today was an easy 3 miles with a targeted pace of 12:05 to 12:55. I am not used to targeting my pace, and if I were to target an easy 3, I would probably think 11:00 was a good number. So, today’s run was an exercise in training my legs and mind on my easy pace. Constantly pulling back the reigns.
I am not trying to sound uppity, cause clearly I have nothing to brag about when it comes to speed, but it was hard getting my body to keep it slow(er). I utilized the Virtual Training Partner on my Garmin for the first time. I set it to 12:05. In the first mile I was just trying to get my body used to what that pace felt like. At first I was right in line with the training partner. Then I noticed it showing I was off pace, so I slowed up some more. After a while, I realized that the gap was getting greater. At that point, I realized my eyes failed me. I thought it said I was ahead when it said I was behind. No worries, I was still within target. I tried not to close the gap I created at all because I wanted to try to keep my pace steady and stay within range throughout.
I have to figure out how to get Garmin to beep at me when I am outside range as I’m lucky I didn’t run into a tree with the amount I was looking at my watch. Anyone know how to do that on a 405cx? Of course, hearing from those in the know of the Hansons Method, I guess once the cumulative fatigue builds up, I shouldn’t have any problem maintaining the easy pace.
Time to take swimming lessons with my two year-old. Happy Saturday all! Until next time…