Yesterday, I ran a 5K starting and ending at the Boston Common and Public Garden. This was a flat course up and down Commonwealth Ave! A very Bostonian scenic tour by foot if you will.
As I was running the race, I kept a close eye on my pace via my Apple Watch. I wanted to reach a sub 11 minute mile and knew it would be a challenge for me. So, the frequent checks to my watch kept me informed about how I was doing along the 3.1 mile course.
I tracked the distance to see how much longer I would mentally need to prepare for at the pace.
I watched my heart rate to see where it fell as I was starting to feel like it was getting hard to keep up with that pace.
I also analyzed my results after finishing to see how I did across the three miles in terms of a pace. (I ended up at a 11 minute, 7 second average pace).
Then last night, I reviewed my last several months of speed in a longitudinal manner.
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