Monday 5.0/45:39/9:08 average pace
Easy after work run.
I think I have the beginings of a race strategy. Stay with me here folks, this is pretty complex. Here it is- I'm going to start the race conservatively, then pick it up in the last several miles. Pretty crazy eh!?! I just came up with it. In previous races, I thought I'd start off totally fast and hope to God I could maintain it, and avoid fading away toward the end. Somehow, that didn't work! Wtf?
Ok, seriously I know this is the FIRST thing you learn about running a race. But somehow I managed to have the opposite strategy almost every time. So I'm going to go out a bit slow and then finish strong. I know I can do this, but it's going to take some serious dicispline to start slow.
Anyway, I just thought it was pretty funny how I had this big light bulb moment, and turns out it's the biggest cliche in sports. Totally obvious, yet I understand it for the first time.