This morning's run was my last before the Boilermaker. The rest of today and the next two days will focus on rest, hydration, and stretching/foam rolling. My cold is better but I really hope I can kick it completely by Sunday. My knee is also feeling a bit better, but not in prime condition for racing :p
My goal is to bring it in at under 1:30:00. So if I put 1:29:00 into a pace calculator for a 15K, I get a 9:32/mi average pace. If I put in 1:27:00 in I get 9:20/mi for a pace. So that is where my goal is. While my watch gives me a time for every mile, those paces are the average pace. With all the hills in the 15K, some miles will have to be faster and others can be slower. So I plan on writing down different time markers on my arm for different distances.
Not sure which I'll write yet. I might put each of the miles, or I may do the different K distances. They have notifications set up at each K distance, but if I am zoned out I'd like to have the miles to keep in check. Plus, if I'm going too slow, just knowing at each K would probably have allowed for too much damage to catch back up on. Yup, definitely leaning towards writing the miles.
Do you have specific things you like to look for on your runs?
Do you write down your hopeful times for races?
Safe and happy running!