Tempo Run - 7-7-09

I ran my Tempo Run in the afternoon for the first time. It was about 1:00pm and around eighty-five degrees.

This was a five mile run and I did my usual route from my office, but this time I went across the Ashley River Bridge on the left side (bad decision)...

I did a slow first mile to warm up (10:10). I picked it up for the middle three miles (8:31, 8:40, 8:32). Mile three was a little off because I ran out of sidewalk on the other side of the bridge and had to run in the grass next to speeding cars (that was fun). I finished the run with a slow cool down mile (10:56).

I was shooting for 8:32 pace, so I was pretty happy considering the heat.


  1. Great run. That's exactly how you need to do it. Don't get wed to the numbers. How did you feel running at that speed? Could you keep up that pace for 60-90 minutes?

  2. Thanks. The pace felt good. I think I could keep it up if it was not so hot. What is the temp going to be at the Marine Corps Marathon?


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