I finally got to try out my new Garmin 225 watch today! It worked great! I love that I can look down and see my pace right there in real time. There is also so much data that I could view after the run including heart rate, cadence and stride length. After I use it some more and know all the ins and outs I will write a review about it.
Today’s run was two miles to get me loose for tomorrow’s race. The first mile was done at a nice, easy pace of 9:19. I can always tell running-wise if I’m feeling good when my easy pace is in the 9:20 range, which is a minute slower than my anticipated race pace. During the next mile I was supposed to speed up for the first half mile and then cool-down for the second half. The average pace for that mile was 8:25 where my fastest pace was 7:19. It gives me confidence for tomorrow that my cool down portion was still at a fast pace, but felt easy. After running really fast, race pace felt comfortable. I hope that happens tomorrow. Wish me luck!