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9:18 pace


If there was a prize for procrastination I would have won it today. I was up reasonably early (getting ready for back to school tomorrow) and could have run then, I could have run all morning, lunch time, afternoon…  But no.  I put it off and found other distractions and excuses all day.  Suddenly it was time to start thinking about cooking some food so it was then or never and once again for the 5th day running I was nipping out under cover of darkness to run the same local loop.  Just as well I decided another short easy run was on the cards for rib recovery.

Tomorrow I will break out of my rut.  Tomorrow I will run in daylight, I will run with music, I will definitely run somewhere different and I will, ribs willing, venture to run a bit more than 5K.

Anyway, rut or not,  My garmin clocked mile 3 at 9.18 pace which made me happy. All back to normal.  It’s my good steady run pace.  Most times I run, at some stage or other I will trot out a mile at 9.18.  I might be trying speed but if I slow up its 9.18.  If I’m trying to take it easy sometimes I get carried away and it’s 9.18.

Abradypus knows about my default run pace after talking pacing at parkrun last summer so wasn’t surprised when we were discussing potential Half Marathon paces this autumn and I suggested that if all else fails 9.18 pace!  If you think that sounds too precise look at my run history. Before I broke 2 hours for a Half Marathon so many were spookily close to 2.02!!

Janathon day 7, 3.19 miles.

Author: fairweatherrunner

West London fair weather runner, British Military Fitness fan, mother of teenage sons and drinker of wine. Sometimes found on the Isle of Wight.

9 thoughts on “9:18 pace

  1. That is pretty spooky – you should get a job as a pacer!

  2. 9:18 is pretty speedy! Glad you’re on the mend 🙂

  3. Good to see you sticking with it. Well done.

  4. If you ever decide to ditch your 9:18 pace in favour of something speedier, may I have first refusal, pretty please?

  5. Hoping to break 2 hrs on half this year. So I`ll watch your progress and training with interest!Well done on 9.18!

  6. I must be the same as I find it hard to break 2! Hope you do manage to run further today 🙂

  7. 9.18 sounds fast to me – I’d be happy with that as a default pace! I just slip into a slow lazy plod! 😉

  8. I hope you posted this st 9:18 too. Just so everything is nice and neat. Sounds a pretty good pace to me .

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