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Chris, I wanted to update you on my week. Overall it was a good running week, but I slacked off on my cross training. I slept in on Monday, and then I also slept in on Tuesday. I knew I needed to get my run in Tuesday so I went out after work. That run went well and it was very hot and humid. I ran 4.5 miles on Tuesday. I ran my first mile at 10:05 using a 3:1 ratio. The funny thing is that was just my natural pace and I was not trying to run a specific speed. My overall pace for the Tuesday run was 10:38/mile. It was 88% with a real feel of 90%.You can find the stats here http://connect.garmin.com/activity/366314898
Stats are: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/367363057
I'm very excited about running the Bird in Hand half marathon next Saturday. I know that I will be doing it relaxed with no pressure. Any specific recommendations for the practice race?
As far as I can tell my game plan will be to run the first half using the 2:1 ratio. After mile 7 or so I can choose whether or not to speed up a little bit? I"m thinking that by mile 10 if I'm still feeling good that I'll be able to go a little faster. Bottom line is I want to be smart about this as I would like to get a sub 2 hour half marathon for Hershey on October 20th.