Forerunner 305 is key to the city
The Forerunner 305 has been pretty much a godsend in answering a lot of these problems. During my runs this month I have been able to stay consistent throughout the run. My goal has been to train at a 7:30 pace with the hope that toward marathon day I would be able to run a 7:00 – 7:15 pace. With the Forerunner 305 I have been able to comfortably train at a 7:30 pace. As I run, the watch tracks distance and pace every mile. This has been great as I never really knew how fast I would be going per mile, running the risk of being too far ahead of the pace or too slow behind the pace. Monitoring your training and tracking it using MotionBased.com and Garmin Training Center is an added bonus to the watch. You get more detailed data so that you can chart your progress. I have a bike tour in October so I hope to use many of the other features for that.
Here is a log of some of the key runs in September, with links to my MotionBased digest. It’s been a great month of training for the NYC Marathon. It was hard training on the hot days, training through the long mileage, but it was worth it. I set a PR by about a minute on the last day of the month with a 2:08 18-miler. I think the goals for October will be to run lighter, but run with a focus on hills and speed work.
9/30/07 – NYRRC NYC Marathon Tune Up: 18 miles, 2:08:27
9/23/07 – NYRRC Queens Half Marathon: 13.1 miles, 1:36:41
9/15/07 – NYRRC Long Training Run: 20 miles, 2:33:11
9/8/07 – NYRRC Fitness Magazine 4 Miler: 4 miles, 27:20
9/1/07 – Personal Training Run: 20 miles, 2:29:49
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