Saturday, I ran a little over 12 in Umstead in 1:50:06. My average pace was 9'03." For five one-mile splits, my time was under 9 minutes!
This in Umstead!
It helped that it was cool and the humidity was low. It helped that I dressed correctly for the weather, which started off in the 40s but quickly got warmer.
But I think what helped the most were the changes I made in my diet since the summer and the fact that now I weigh 165 instead of 185.
Last week I ran 16.3 in Umstead and my average pace was 9'40." My course included the Turkey Creek Trail, which is like a roller coaster.
On 12/2, I ran over 15 with Christopher at the ATT in 2:15:34. My GPS malfunctioned, but that makes my calculated average pace 8'38"!
Should I register for the Myrtle Beach Marathon?
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