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The great summer of 2012

One simple example of how I work diligently to keep exercising

5k race pace
freaky how good I've become at pace...the harder you work, the luckier you get

My goal for the upcoming Windermere, Florida 5k is to run the same or better time I ran in the inaugural 5k seven or eight years ago…22:10…. Pace is critical for enjoying your run. Start too fast and the race quickly becomes a nightmare. Too slow and you live with regret for not pushing yourself to your best.

You can learn pace by practicing – this engages me to keep exercising. I always run with a stopwatch and have learned what a six, seven and eight minute mile pace feels like…

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PS. I wrote this post five days before the race (and photo). The race was April 14, 2012.

By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five different sites.

3 replies on “One simple example of how I work diligently to keep exercising”

Donna, correction. The photo above reveals the results. A week before the run, started thinking about where I was physically, mentally, etc… and began brainstorming what pace would make the most sense…

Pace sets the tone for many things, especially performance and enjoyment. And in rare cases, both.

Balancing everything, it seemed challenging enough just to be able to accomplish something from he past. 🙂

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