Thursday, May 27, 2010

A Tempo

The title of this post is just a play on words for those who read music. I'm getting back to my pre-marathon tempo pace. (Get it? a tempo. Nevermind.)

Believe it or not, I know a little bit about music. Not much, but a little. I really wish I knew more, but I can't truly enjoy music on the same level that most folks can because I'm nearly tone deaf. I can sight read pretty well because of my days as a tubist in high school. But miss a note by up to a step and a half, and I'll never know it. You'd think that these inept ears equip me perfectly to be an American Idol viewer, but I don't really like that show. Even I can tell that those people can't sing.

Wow, I'm rambling. But I know you missed my wit much more than you missed my workout descriptions and splits. Maybe not.

Anyhow, I did a 20 minute tempo run with Matt this morning. We did a 3.5 mile warm up and a 2.5 mile cool down for 9 miles total for the day. The tempo portion ended up being 3.11 miles in 20 minutes for a 6:27 (6:30 was the goal) overall pace. That was much harder than it should have been and I'm having difficulty imagining how I could hold that pace for 10k, especially with a huge Mountainwood hill right in the middle.

How bad is a DNS? I'm not ready for this race, Cotton Row.

1 comment:

Getting My Words Out said...

You were worried about holding a 6:27 pace and I was worried about holding a 12:30 pace. Worries are relative aren't they?