A Passion for Running

Welcome to the home of Mark aka The Running Blogfather – a 40 year-old dad, husband and marathon runner who's beaten injury and is on the comeback trail!


passion for running category: running on Saturday, August 4 2007

I had a breakthrough of epic proportions today!

Time: 1:29:30
Distance: 11.89 miles
Pace: 7:31 min/mile
Average HR: 164 (targeting 170)
Weather: Nice and cool with gusts in sections


And, if that’s not enough, I calculated the non-warm-up part (10.14 miles) to have been run at 7:20 minutes per mile! This is a HUGE improvement – there was a time I would have had a hard time running TWO miles at these paces!!!
Edit: I’ve added a 10 mile personal best to my stats page.


Comment by Bruno

Saturday August 04, 2007 @

Very nice to see an experienced guy like you having this moments. I have been reading your blog for only a week and a half but have read it almost entirely. Keep up this inspiring work and your great enthusiasm.

Comment by Anne

Saturday August 04, 2007 @

Keep it up, Mark. It’s great to read about your breakthroughs.

Comment by Amy

Saturday August 04, 2007 @

No matter how long you have been running, breakthroughs still feel so good. Congratulations!

Comment by Sten

Saturday August 04, 2007 @

Great run, congratulations! Are you doing anything different this time around compared to your last cycle of marathon training?

Comment by Linda

Sunday August 05, 2007 @

You’re a winner Mark!

Comment by Andrew

Sunday August 05, 2007 @

Coming along nicely…

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