Comfortable Philbrick Laps – RunLog May 24, 2020

Today’s run was just going to be a comfortable 4-5 miles, but I really didn’t want to deal with the rocks down-back or having to come back up Philbrick Hill this morning. Since we still are not going anywhere if we don’t have to, that left running laps on Philbrick.

Repetitive, but better than some of the alternatives.

  • 1.0 – 8:59 / Started out pretty slowly and worked my way up to a comfortable and steady effort. Although the breeze was out of the south (in my face half the times since the road runs N/S) at 7-10 mph. Which did make things a bit more interesting.
  • 2.0 – 8:44 / Steady as you go
  • 3.0 – 8:41 / Another one steady as you go
  • 4.0 – 8:04 / I might have upped the effort level to comfortably hard until the neighbor’s mailbox and I maybe turned on the effort a little harder to finish up. I might have even gotten close to that magical 5K race pace for a few steps.

I was focused more on keeping my form consistent and a little higher cadence than I have been lately and succeeded. Most of the comfortable runs I have have had have been 165/166 range for this pace and today I was able to average 171, which is more where I want to be.

  • Distance: 4.02
  • Time: 34:39
  • Pace: 8:36
  • Shoes: New Balance Beacon v1 – There is just something about the Beacons that sort of feels like cheating. All I do is put them on, tie the laces and go. I don’t think about the shoes, frig farting around with the lacing or any of the other things that I do with other models.
  • Out to 6-8 miles, they do everything that I want from a pair of trainers. Maybe instead of always messing around with other models/brands I should stick with what works for me.

A nice run and one that just kept building my confidence levels about my running.

We did get the garden in and a lot of chores around the house done this weekend.

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