I joined up with the Runner's Choice Marathon Training Group again today for a "short" 18 mile run. Brian and I didn't do the "Boston Breakfast Club" 4 mile pre-run, and Jed was still nursing a tweaked hamstring, so he went to Goodlife Fitness to do a 90 minute spin class instead.
I joined up with Christine Dirks, Mike Blencowe and Gordon Ball, and the group of us ran almost the entire way together. Here are our splits:
Overall, the running time was 2:38:04 for an average pace per mile of 8:47. The terrain was fairly flat (for London) and clear of snow, there was little wind, and the temperature was between -5 and -2 C.
We carried on a conversation pretty much the whole way, so the pace was comfortable.
Considering how crappy the run was last week for me, I was very pleased with how this one went. The hamstring didn't hurt any more than the rest of me. I was a bit sore in the front of my legs -- but I was wearing my old running shoes (expecting a crappy running day) so the soreness could be simply from worn-out shoes!