When I was in Memphis at the expo last week I bought some racing sleeves. I have never worn them but I’m apparently a little behind in the running fashion community and since I found some for $9.99 I decided to give them a try. Yesterday afternoon I was feeling better and decided to go for a 4 mile run. It was just going to be me on the trail and it was perfect racing sleeve weather.
First thoughts- mine are a little big. The one size fits all approach should have been a red flag for me but again- they were half the price of all the others so I guess that’s what I get! Still, they got the job done. I felt surprisingly good and kept the pace my marathon goal pace.
|A little fuzzy and off center but Abi (age 7) was busy so I had to use my back-up photographer (Rocky- age 5)!|
Then this morning I met Kem for Mile Repeats. I have not run these since college. It helped that I have done 800’s recently so I knew what lap times to expect. Since this was my first time to run these my goal was to keep the miles under 6:20. In between each mile we ran a mile recovery (8:45 pace). My splits were:
Mile 1- 6:19
Mile 3- 6:19
Mission accomplished. Eventually I would like to get my average to 6:15 but I’m not quite ready for that yet. It was 28 degrees for this workout so racing sleeves weren’t going to cut it. I needed my full blown winter gear!