Fastest 6 Mile Training Run (So Far)

It’s now a week before the Two Castles Run 10k and so with that in mind  I’d decided I wasn’t going the usual longer run today. The fact that I only got back home from a weekend visiting the family ‘up north’ at 8:50pm would have meant a 10-12 miler was out of the window anyway!

6 miles was the chosen distance and by the time I’d gotten out of the house it was getting dark so I ran, for the first time since early March, my ‘winter route’.

The first part is downhill (as you should be able to see if you click through the Garmin map link below or by clicking here) and I settled in to a decent pace  which, after yesterday’s ‘quickest training run ever’ in the heat, felt really easy. It was by mile 2 that I decided that I felt comfortable enough to keep the pace up and I did. By the last mile or so I still felt good and checked my trusty Forerunner 205 and it stated my avg pace at 8:05 which I thought was surprisingly quick por moi. I had plenty left ‘in the tank’ so I upped the pace and ended up running the last mile in 7:20.

All in all a great run and it gives me a big confidence boost for the race on Sunday.

For the rest of the week I’m  thinking two 4 milers on Tuesday and Thursday and then resting until race day.

Distance: 6 miles
Time: 47:39
Mile Splits: 8:10, 7:55, 8:12, 8:05, 7:57, 7:20

One Response to “Fastest 6 Mile Training Run (So Far)”

  1. abradypus says:

    I think that bodes very well…especially if you do manage to get some tapering in this week.

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