Coach Danielle is still having me in base building mode, which is keeping my running easy. What I find is that I still want to go harder and it's hard to run slow. It's really important to dial it down during this period before building up faster. I think next week I have a recovery week.
Well I looked at my watch at the end. I figured my easy run would be about a 10+ minute per mile, but it seems that my easy runs have dropped under that 10 min mile mark and in fact I feel can probably run faster. If a 9:33 pace is somewhat easy, I think that is a good sign. Again, I am suppose to run easy to build up my legs for the harder workouts to come.
I remember when a 12 min pace was hard, but dropping 70 lbs does really help get you faster. My back does not hurt, my joints do not hurt has much. I still do have to watch my calves. They still are getting sore,
My goal for the NYC Marathon is a 8:30 pace, and there were a few loops that were 8:00 :)
It's a long road. 212 Days to Go!