That's from my run yesterday. I had an average pace of 8:26/mile, which is exciting. And I'm pretty happy with the consistency (well, generally speaking) of my pace on the run:
There are a few reasons that I can point to for this improvement:
- I've been running 4 times a week for several months. This is the biggest one.
- The weather in Philadelphia is currently in my ideal running weather sector: cool and not humid at all.
- I turned off the audio pacing announcement in Runkeeper. Now it just alerts me for every mile I've run. I found that if I heard what my pace was I'd think, "I can't run that fast!" and then I would stop running that fast.
- I bought some new running shoes