I feel like I've been in a tug-of-war during the long runs. At the beginning of July I ended up running with a couple different groups (I love running loops for this reason). The first four miles were relaxed with my red buddies. The last three miles were at a stronger pace with a yellow runner. The miles in the middle were with Mr. JH (who is one of the coaches) and we were playing pacing tug-of-war. We just couldn't settle into a pace. It was a lot of work.
Two weeks later Mr. JH and I ran 14 miles together and it was much better. We kept the yellow group in sight for a while and then they took off and we just kept plugging along. It is funny, when we weren't meeting up with others our pace was much more consistent and I didn't feel like we were playing tug-of-war. I don't know what it was, but it was a good run.
|7 miles out, 7 miles back on 7/16|
Does anyone use RunKeeper? (I think it's an iPhone app.) Mr. JH uses RunKeeper and I use a garmin 305. Mr. JH's first three miles came in at 10:15 and mine were 10:50/10:37/10:23. Those numbers don't match up at all. Any suggestions on why the discrepancies?