Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Thank you, Runner's World!

I've been struggling with slower runs being tough recently -- even a slow pace seems draining. Enter Runner's World to save the day! The new issue, which I received yesterday, mentioned that a person should slow down 30 seconds per mile for every 5 degrees above 60. 

Turns out, I'm not slow after all and may, in fact, be building speed. Reminder that I may be pushing myself too hard when trying to run at my good-weather pace. I imagine I'll build up to it naturally as training continues and I add tempo workouts in. 

This is a rest week, meaning I have only 3 running days (instead of 4), and my long-run mileage goes down. Gotta love these little recouping breaks!