Today was a day that I was looking forward to all week - my first run with my new Garmin. The weather was rainy in the morning, but the sun managed to come out in the early afternoon. I charged my Garmin overnight and had it ready to go by the time I got home.
The weather was very beautiful with the sun out with the temps in the 50's. I am really looking forward to tommorow's run and temp's being in the 60's. Spring is finally here!
Today's plan was to run for 35 minute at an EZ pace. According to McMillian, I need to keep a 9:25 to 9:55/mile to train towards my HM goal. When Josh and I ran on Wednesday, we were running sub-9:00 miles for a good part of the run and still felt reasonably comfortable. Today's run was a very comfortable and easy. I even set my new Garmin to keep myself between a 9:00 - 10:00/mile and alert me if I run too fast or too slow. It was a little annoying to Josh at first, but very helpful when we went our separate ways because he needed to slow down.
Mile 1 - 9:37
Mile 2 - 9:39
Mile 3 - 9:23
Mile 0.67 - 6:20 (9:30/mile)
Total miles - 3.67
Avg Pace - 9:33/mile
Tommorow's Long Run - 35 minutes (Goal pace 8:30-8:45/mile)