Feels a bit too much like December/January today. Brrrrr! So today it was finally time to test out the (hopefully) marathon-recovered legs and try a nice 4 mile tempo run. Wanted to see how 6:45-6:55 pace felt as I haven't run this pace for quite a while and this is where I'd like to be for the SG/Painters 1/2 marathon in January.
I cheated a little bit and gave myself some tailwind and slight downhill. But hey I figure since SG is over 2000 feet lower elevation that this balanced things out and mimiced what I might feel like down there.
Things went OK although I probably went out a little too fast and was pretty maxed out the last mile as indicated by my HR in the 190s. So I've got some work to do to be able to hold this pace for 13.1.
Tempo mile splits/HR:
1 - 6:43/166 (most the good downhill is in this mile)
2 - 6:47/182
3 - 6:47/187
4 - 6:46/190
Overall: 6:46/181 (max HR 193)