Friday, March 18, 2011

Negative splits on a chilly morning

Today's run (street): 2.65 miles

All week we've been hearing forecasts calling for warm weather with predictions that temperatures would reach 70ยบ by Friday. I must be missing something because it has been chilly most days this week and this morning was no different. I listened to the weather report and dressed in single layers for today's run. Fortunately I thought to wear running gloves and I was happy to have them. The winds brought the temperature down into the mid 30's and I found myself wishing for an extra shirt.

Saucony Grid Tangent 4
 I wore my Saucony Grid Tangents this morning for a change of pace but my pace didn't change much. My stride felt encumbered for the first mile but I loosened up soon after that. The second half of my run was 6% faster than my first and though my recent paces have not been extraordinary I've been achieving negative splits on almost every run. I'm hoping to get out for 10 miles on one of the days this weekend. Speed will not be my goal but that doesn't mean it won't be on my mind.


  1. All the best to you on your training runs. You've accomplished a great deal in such a short time.

    Yesterday, on my drive home from work I thought "Gee.........I drove 6 miles(10K)....that's a long way to run". I never thought of it in those terms.

    See you on the road.

  2. It's interesting to think about running longer distances while you drive. I like the fact that some of my Bethpage runs start there and go all the way to Massapequa (and back!). Something satisfying about running from town to town.

    Hope your training is going well. Are you doing the LI half?


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