Pete Tanguay

Recovering mid-run

by on Feb.22, 2012, under Training Runs

Today was Wednesday so ….  we ran the Wednesday route.  Same route as last week except I took off with a faster group and hung with them through the first 3 miles and they started to pick it up.  Mile four is some gravel and a little slight incline and both weeks I slowed down in this mile.  One thing I worked on today was recovering mid-run.  I had a couple guys pass me during this portion of the run and I hung with them and visualized being toward the end of a marathon.  My pace was getting down to an 8:30 pace and I was either going to mentally check out or keep working and recovering as I worked.

As I visualized being in mile 23-4 I thought about “getting ready” to pick it up and then I reeled the two guys in during the last mile and passed them.  Good mental images for the Little Rock marathon coming up.  When you are tired, if you can get back to an efficient stride and not a slow pace that you are inefficient at it’s a whole lot better!!

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