Today was the last progression run before race day. I got up at about 7 am and it was 57 degrees out! I ran to the trail again, and since it was an hour earlier this time the sun wasn’t high enough to reach above the trees. The first two miles were a warm up where I hovered between 9:30 and 9:40 per mile. Right before I entered the trail I started my progression. Again I was able to judge my speed pretty well. I started at a 9:20 pace in mile three and ended with an 8:03 pace for mile six. I felt great except for the fact that my hips were hurting during the run. I think I injured them by sitting in a horrible chair with no cushion in Boston every day for work. I hope I recover before Saturday, but it is not looking good. The last mile was supposed to be a cool down, but like usual I ran it at a faster pace after I had been going so fast.
Today was cyber Monday and I finally bought a gps watch! The Garmin Forerunner 225 went on a lightning deal on Amazon for only $200. I can’t wait to get it in and try it out on a run!