Saturday, June 07, 2008

A "test", and a typical Wellington run

Today I planned a "well-paced" 20km with A, to help with some goal setting for the half next week. I didn't plan a windy Welly day, though I guess I should have. And, hey- that's what I'm likely to get in a fortnight's time, so it's good to be prepared :)

We set a good brisk pace around the waterfront. I'm changing the Garmin to give average pace, as it's not really accurate enough at a given point. It was quite disappointing to see 8:30ish pace all the way round, but to finish the first 10k at more like 8:55 pace! (though P was pleasantly surprised to finish his 10k time trial in 42:30, having seen very few paces under 4:20 during the run)

Then it was time to head back and brave the winds. We lost a lot of time, but I'm pleased that I kept chatting and my HR stayed about the same.

All in up, it was just under 20km in 1:55, for an average pace of 9:19/mi. Not the greatest time, but I'm feeling reasonably confident about the race (knock wood). Soooo... set my goal. Bet my time. I'll think of a present for the winner!

5 comments:

SUB6 said...

1:45

If I win I need something to go with a Ruddy Project TT Aero Helmet ... maybe a pair of wings or an engine for my bike ...

Aaron said...

20km in 1:55 in Windy Wellington is pretty good going. Reckon you'll be good for a time in the 1:40's. I'll pick 1:46.32.

Kathy said...

1:42.42

Aaron said...

No pressure at all :)

Kate said...

You guys have a lot more faith in me than I do! Thanks team!