Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Halfway There

502.6 miles through June 30th. That's what my on-line running diary read today after my 5-mile interval run this morning (in 66 degree weather, with no humidity!!).

One of my goals at the beginning of the year was to run 1,000 miles in 2010. Staying injury-free (so far, knock on wood) and training for 2 half-marathons has brought me halfway to my goal. I only need to average about 19 miles per week the rest of the year to achieve that goal. I intend to average at least 23 miles per week through October, so there's a pretty good chance I'll make it.

My other goal (8-minute pace for a 5K) seems like it could be in sight as well, after seeing what I ran today. I ran my mile repeats today at an 8:32 pace, and that was with big hills at the last quarter-mile or so of each. I was in the 8:20 range early, and slowed going up the hills. If I get a pancake-flat 5K (I'm thinking Cape Canaveral again in December), I'm pretty certain I can do it.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like Dave is a "man with a plan!" Glad to read that things are on track for ya, pal! It's always nice to see things working the way you hoped they would! (Well, I HEAR that's it's nice; I'm kinda unfamiliar with the concept, but I try!)

    Checkin' the calendar; looks like we might have a run on the radar, bud! repeats planned for ME, though!