Friday morning I headed up to the aquaduct for my 2nd Fast finish long run in my current training cycle. It was 10 miles easy, followed by 6 at marathon goal pace and then 2 more faster..
My 10 mile split was 1:26:08 for an 8:37 average pace — in the wind!
The next 6 were: 7:58 (wind hindered), 7:48 (wind hindered), 7:38, 7:40, 7:23, 7:25
The last 2 were: 7:17, 7:05
Total Last 8: 1:00:14 – 7:32 pace
There were times where the wind was difinitely holding me back, like miles 11 and 12, but the times where I felt like it was helping was just on occasional bursts here and there. The wind was coming from the north east, so It was perpendicular to the aquaduct for most of the time…
Overall, I was pleased with the outcome of this workout, as the last Fast Finish Long run did not go as well….