Wow — the weather was beautiful this morning and my pace was quicker than expected/planned. Last night I set a goal of averaging 15:45 minutes/mile for today’s 8 mile walk. That would put me faster than the pace needed to complete the half marathon in 3hr 30minutes, which is my goal. After the first 2 miles, I was averaging 15:06 minutes/mile. I could not believe it. This feels good.
I was experiencing shin splints the first three miles or so, but I kept going. By paying closer attention to my foot placement – heal, ball, push off with toes – the pain finally went away. The route today was primarily through residential areas so traffic was not much of an issue. A few hills – I do better going up the hills versus going down the hills. My knees don’t seem to like the downhill slope.
As I’ve said before, I’m walking in the Country Music half marathon to support Big Brothers Big Sisters. If you’d like to donate to Big Brothers Big Sisters and support me, please click here. Thanks for your support!
The sun is shining and it’s a beautiful day in Brentwood, TN!