Even though my wakeup HR was 51, I had a great run this morning. I ran 13.1 miles on the Jordan River Parkway. Here are my splits. I took 30-60 second walking breaks at the beginning of each mile, starting with mile 2.
Mile 1 10:56 Mile 2 10:28 Mile 3 11:47 (walked up the big hill. This mile thus had two walking breaks, the one at the beginning and the big hill) Mile 4 10:23 (this mile had no walking breaks since the big hill in mile 3 replaced the break at the beginning of mile 4) Mile 5 10:50 Mile 6 11:03 Mile 7 11:38 (stopped to take another Gel pack and drink water) Mile 8 10:29 Mile 9 10:36 Mile 10 11:13 (walked up the big hill. This walk replaced the one at the beginning) Mile 11 10:58 Mile 12 10:44 Mile 13 10:27 (total time for the 13 was 2:21:36 for a new training PB)
Finished at 13.1 miles for a total time of 2:22:50
My time at the Great Salt Lake Half Marathon was 2:21:16, so I came within 95 seconds of beating that time!
From the viewpoint of consistency, those are good splits. Even though my Garmin 101 GPS has a training partner that would help me run at a particular pace, I'm not using that feature of the watch. I prefer to run by feel and thus learn to control my pace by how I feel.
It was a great run, and I felt good during the run and now afterwards. The sky was cloudy, and there was a drizzle for the first third of the run. The temperature was in the mid 40s (F).