Half Marathon Training – Day 53

ZR Track

Today was certainly a change. The run was meant to be 1 hour 20 minutes, so I decided a while ago to aim for a 10K run and my target was 1 hour. However, considering my current timing for 5K is 35 minutes, meant I should hit 10K at 1 hour and 10 minutes. Considering this run was 10.25K in 1 hour 9 minutes and 15 seconds, I’m pretty pleased. And it didn’t feel too bad. Yes, I stopped a couple of times as my 10K route had to cross busy roads and I’m not dumb enough to run straight across without looking. And my overall pace at 6:45 was quite good –although I terminated the run early. This run had two 10-minute blue zones, and I terminated my run at 1:09 — 1:10 to 1:20 would be the final cool down.

Blue zones are a pain because you can’t run them adequately, as they’re warm ups, but since you’re running slow, your overall pace value suffers as miCoach takes these speeds into account when calculating the overall pace.

My usual miCoach pace is around 7:00 to 7:30 per KM because of the blue zones. Take out a 10-minute blue zone, and you can see a 45-second improvement in the pace value.

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