I'm still on a high from Saturday's 14 miler. Setting a half marathon PR within this training run really got me thinking about my long runs. I pulled up some of my past runs on my garmin and was excited to see the paces. Here's my past 4 weeks of Saturday Long Runs, with this past week's on the left and jumping back a week as you go to the right:
|Distance||14.00 mi||10.07 mi||11.66 mi||8.35 mi|
|Avg Pace||11:21 min/mi||12:25 min/mi||12:13 min/mi||13:27 min/mi|
|Calories||1,970 C||1,292 C||1,530 C||1,079 C|
I can't even believe the difference in average pace from the past 3 weeks to this past week's 14 miler. An entire minute per mile faster! I can't believe it :)
And 1900 calories burned! Holy Moly! What a way to start your day :)
And yes, that 11.66 day should have been my first 12 miler - it's the one day I was not a slave to my garmin and didn't run around the block to finish the mile out. Oh well, it happens.