Friday, August 20, 2010

One Week till the Rochester Half

I've never been to Rochester before, so this is going to be a great opportunity to run a race and see a city.  I plan to drive down Saturday before the race, but also thinking about staying Friday night. 

As for preparing, I did speed work this week!  I wanted to reduce my miles after Gopher to Badger, but also wanted to make sure the miles I got were quality.  So Sunday and Monday were 0 days.  Then Tuesday an easy day.  Wednesday I did 5 hilly miles followed by a 6:47 mile!!  I took a 3 minute rest then ran a 7:49.  Since this was out and back over a small hill I thought the times would be comparable, but the out mile must have more elevation drop because it is much faster then I expected. 

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