Didn’t start out thinking negative splits

Map My Run screen shot
Yesterday, didn’t start out thinking negative splits, it just happened.


Since i missed Monday’s run (an intentional miss because of work), during yesterday’s run i was more rested going into it.

i only run M-W-F, by the way.

In the process, the run turned into eight consecutively faster (negative) splits. The final mile is always a slow, cool down mile.

i had to smile at what blossomed from nothing. i had intended to have a leisurely pace the entire way.

On the eight mile, i wondered if i could go sub-eight minutes, without overdoing it.

No problem.




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His attitude and preparation allowed him to nail it

Starting line for 1500m… two hours before the race… traffic (and heart rate) was much different by race time…

starting line

Did his midlife attitude and preparation allow him to nail it? The 50-something Baby Boomer had a mental plan:

  • 400 in 1:28 (88 sec lap)
  • 800 in 2:55 (87 sec lap)
  • 1200 in 4:20 (85 sec lap)
  • 1500 in 5:20 or better (60 sec or better final 300m)

The reality…

  • 400 in 1:24 (84 sec lap)
  • 800 in 2:51 (87 sec lap)
  • 1200 in 4:20 (89 sec lap)
  • 1500 in 5:18 (58 sec final 300m)

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