10 Mile Run
Today, Sunday, is a long run in preparation for the half marathon the first weekend in December in Las Vegas. Today’s run is a 10 mile run. With 4 weeks to go, I wanted to make sure that I was able to make the pace for this run. I completed the run with a pace that was 2 seconds faster per mile than what I needed. I needed to run the 10 miles at a pace of 10:10, and I managed to run the 10 miles at a pace of 10:08.
Next Sunday, I have a run that will “test” my pace for the half marathon. Overall I felt really good on this run … I do need to get an electrolyte drink for the run. I was drinking the G2, but ran out. I tried to make a drink, but it was too sweet and it upset my stomach. I’m going to try a drink called “AMP” that you can get at GNC. I will let you know how it works as the training progresses.
As far as the Garmin Forerunner 310XT, well I can say that I love the watch when I am running outdoors. I don’t think that it is in sync with the footpod since the treadmill mileage and the watch mileage really differ over the course of a long run. 5 miles on the treadmill equal about 5.8 miles on the watch. I’m not sure which is the right number or not … but I would guess that the treadmill is not that far off. What I need to do is to test it on a track so that I can see how much it is off … I have not used it yet while swimming, but I will be doing that soon enough since I finally have my new wetsuit.
Like I said, great run … a little sick to my stomach, but overall feeling pretty darn good about the half marathon.