Splitty Details

Usually I think that the 5k, 10k splits from a race give the best picture of how things are going since each mile can be so different, but Columbus was a case where that doesn't really give the whole picture.

Splits the race took (segment pace):

10k- 44:04 (7:06)
Half Marathon- 1:32:58 (7:06)
20 mile- 2:22:07 (7:07)
Finish- 3:05:57 (7:04)

What this doesn't show you is my cocky attempt to take that last 10k down to 6:54 pace which resulted in a bit slower pace the last few miles and my slowest mile of the day at 24 miles. (Granted mile 23 had been downhill with the wind and 24 was slightly up and into the wind) What can I say I felt really good and thought I was going to be able to hold sub 7s at that point and eek in under 3:05. The effort was there but just came up a bit shy.

I am a bit intrigued by the heart rate information. I make no claims at understanding what my heart rate should be at, but this seemed low considering I averaged about the same pacing at Akron (I thought it was high at Akron given the pace). I am wondering if the cool weather contributed to the low heart rate. Or perhaps the fact that for the most part I kept my mouth shut kept it lower than usual.

Mile Time Garmin Distance Average Heart Rate
1 0:07:19 1.04 156
2 0:07:04 0.99 162
3 0:07:10 1.01 160
4 0:07:01 1.01 168
5 0:06:59 1 167
6 0:06:59 1.01 165
7 0:07:09 1.02 165
8 0:07:04 1.01 162
9 0:06:56 1 160
10 0:07:07 1 160
11 0:07:05 1.01 160
12 0:07:12 1.02 163
13 0:07:03 0.99 162
13.1 0:00:45 0.11 166
14 0:06:20 0.89 162
15 0:07:04 1.01 163
16 0:07:07 1.02 163
17 0:07:05 1.02 163
18 0:07:08 1.02 167
19 0:07:15 1.01 168
20 0:07:06 1.01 168
21 0:06:55 1.01 169
22 0:06:54 1 169
23 0:06:50 1.02 169
24 0:07:20 1.01 168
25 0:07:17 1.02 168
26 0:07:09 1 170
26.2 0:01:26 0.24 173

For my friend Brian's take on our race check out his blog.
It was fun for me to read and experience the race from his perspective.

7 comments:

Kate said...

Wow- your HR is so low! My average in a half-m is usually around 180. Then again, I've never measured it in a full.

Mnowac said...

Nice job, what a fassttt race!

Anonymous said...

Who is your coach?

E-Speed said...

I'm working with a local runner named Glenn Andrews as my coach. He also helps to coach Barb Broad.

Kim said...

speeeeeeedddyyy!!!

awesome job elizabeth! sounds like things are going really well for you! and you look great!

DaisyDuc said...

Wow your HR really does seem low for running the fast. You were obviously in kick ass shape!

Lloyd said...

Consider you were tapered for C-bus and not for Akron? This fact might answer your HR question.

Nice job, E. How you ran the first two miles is what I've been preaching!! That precious few seconds are not lost at the start (by gradually easing into pace.)

More locals could stand to learn from this.