This week i was determined to start running 4 days a week again. I"m not going to lie it hasn't been easy, but as of tonight I have run three times already with the fourth coming on saturday.
Monday - 2 miles @ 11:43 pace
Wednesday - 3 miles @ 11:53 pace
Thursday - 2 miles @ 11:06 pace
I readjusted my half training plan, using SmartCoach from runnersworld.com. The pace times that I originally had were actually too easy and I had been under them by quite a bit every time. With the new plan it will still be easy to get under pace on my weekday runs, but my long runs are going to be more of a challenge. The part of the plan I dont like is how all the runs during the week are the same pace, short runs and long runs. I can maintain quicker times on the short runs, it's that long run that does me in.
During my long runs I dont look at or worry about my pace while i'm running. However, with the quicker pace and my goal of breaking 3 hours at the half, Saturday's 6 miles will be a test to see if i can stay at or under the pace i need to.