This morning, fueled by my usual Clif bar and coffee, I headed to Central Park for the NYC Marathon Tune-Up, an 18 mile run consisting of 3 loops of Central Park. At the advice of several people, including Coach Lisa, I'd planned to run only 12 of the 18 miles. OK, I confess, I was having a really good day and a really good run, so I did the whole thing. I took it really easy on the last loop, and having a bit of soreness in my left ankle/shin, even walked for a few minutes in the last 2 miles. However, I'm proud to say that I ran up all the hills (the last time going up Cat Hill - 1/4 mile with an average 3.7% grade - was tough), finished in 3:11:27 with an average pace/mile of 10:38, and feel super extra ready for my first marathon in just 2 weeks!
|Mile||Miles 1-6||Miles 7-12||Miles 13-18|
After the run, I came home and made pancakes and bacon. Neither have ever tasted so good.