Hello? Speed? Has anyone seen my speed? I seemed to have lost it, or I’ve convinced myself that I did. To find it, I’ve been trying interval workouts, progression runs, tempo runs… TRYING is the keyword there. Not all of them have actually turned out the way I intended them to be.
After my long run I did my ritual stretching, shower, chocolate milk consumption, and analyzed my run from the feedback on my trusty Garmin. Then to really get wild I dug into the archives of my DailyMile and Garmin Connect data to compare it to my last 12 mile long run, which was July 9th.
Have a laugh, I mean, a look at the elevation difference:
July’s run took 1:56:39 with a pace of 9:43
February’s run took 1:55:43 with a pace of 9:38
So, um, WOW.
The pace difference isn’t by much, but considering the ballsier route I took in February I’m giddy to acknowledge that I’ve made some progress. Maybe my tempo runs aren’t as speedy as I’d like, but progress feels as gratifying as a new pair of running shoes.