I really enjoyed this race, it was well planned, structured race, the toilets was clean and there were enough facilities. I like that it was a timed race. It is so nice to see familiar runners on the road. I had a great pace, and I am enjoying being able to run 95% of the time now. My recovery is usually about 20 secs if I walk before I need to run again. My coach told me, that if I had to walk a minute every km on a Marathon that is 42min of walking. That is one of the reasons I can’t qualify. And So with this consciously on my mind, I try not to walk, keep moving and reduce the length of time I walk.
Today’s pace of 6:54 was my fasted average pace on a race for this year. I have also reduced what I run with, I don’t take a running pouch with me anymore, I put my REHIDRAT® in my back pocket of my tights and I run with the following:
The elevation gain on the 8 miles is 103m, making the overall route profile of The Green Mileage 8-mile race manageable and fun.