Okay – so here is how it went:
Mile 1 (warmupish) – 8:36
Mile 2 – 7:33
Mile 3 – 7:29
Mile 4 – 6:55 (some downhill in this)
It didn’t feel especially difficult. I was glad when I was done, but I’d say the biggest difference I felt running at a faster pace was that I was working for most of the run. When I run in the 8’s or 9’s I’m run pretty passively. The course is pretty flat (for here anyway) and this had some rolling hills in mile 2 and 3, so it’s probably similar. I think my 800m repeat workout would definitely be an appropriate one in this situation. What else should I be doing?
Questions, comments, concerns? Ready go…. Lee, I’m talking to you! 🙂
Thanks in advance for the help.