Saturday, January 28, 2012

Event Plan

I'm running the Stride Against Cancer (timed half marathon variant) tomorrow.

The only large running event with corrals in the next year for which I think I might sign up is the Goofy Challenge.

For the Goofy Challenge I might want to try to run the half-marathon in under two hours and the full marathon under four hours. To get a reasonable corral assignment for that marathon time I suppose they'll want a half marathon time under 1:55 and perhaps under 1:50.

I'm also signed up for a four mile relay leg Sunday February 5th, so I don't want to completely toast myself tomorrow and let my team down next week.

The basic plan for tomorrow is:
o run the first half of the course at the top of zone 3, or 8:40/mile pace (whichever is more demanding);
o run the third quarter at the top of zone 4, or on pace to make 1:55 (whichever is more demanding);
o run the fourth quarter in zone 5a.

As ever with running in Cayman, allowances have to be made for heat, humidity, and heart rate drift. Heart rate monitors help, but RPE counts too.


Blogger Danielle in Iowa in Seattle said...

I'm impressed - I'm pretty sure trying to hit Zone 5 for the last quarter of a half would kill me! Unless my heart rate was already up there from being out of shape :-)

1/28/2012 10:46:00 am  
Blogger Born To Endure said...

Good luck!!

1/28/2012 11:24:00 am  
Blogger Jenny Davidson said...

Run good! It is my guess that you won't have trouble holding 8:40 for the whole thing and speeding up considerably for last 3 miles, though HR may drift to 4 sooner rather than later (depending on temp/humidity).

1/28/2012 02:24:00 pm  

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