I don’t know if it was the new shoes, great weather, or eight hours of sleep I got last night, but I’m back! I am officially declaring myself out of my running slump.
My training schedule called for a 9 miler at marathon pace today. So I woke up nice and early, laced up, and hit the gas. My average pace was 8:04 minutes / mile! A new training PR (personal record) for 9 miles by over 30 seconds / mile!
This is a huge jump in performance for me. In fact, just to put it in perspective, my training PR for 8 miles is 8:36 minutes / mile. So I, ran these 9 miles at faster pace than my fastest 8 miler to date!!
I went out a little too fast, which accounts for me ending a little too slow, but I am very happy with this run! Here are the splits:
Also, I’ve got to say that the Nike Vomero+ 5′s are pretty awesome. This was my first run in version 5 and they are great. Just like all my previous Vomeros (versions 2-4), they feel great right out of the box. There is zero “break-in” time. What other shoe can you say that about? Besides perhaps my Vibram Five Fingers
By the way, I went with the red Vomero’s. Thanks for the votes!
In any case… it’s great to be “back”!