I kept futzing with my Garmin, trying to see what time it was. Finally when I got it to work the time on it said 8:18. I smiled SOOO BIG. I kissed my watch and hit the bezel back to see my pace, etc. 8:18 average pace was the first number I saw. I looked to the sky and said THANK YOU.
Tip: On your long runs, your first mile should be your slowest and your last mile should be your fastest. If your last mile is significantly slower than your first miles, or middle miles, you should evaluate if you started out at too fast a pace. This pacing strategy will give you a more accurate idea of what you are capable of in the marathon and will teach you to start slow and finish fast.
A year ago today I was VERY pregnant and run/walking!
July 31, 2010 <—— Last Year’s Post