Down is Up?

Urrgh! I can  no longer deny it. I have a cold. Doesn’t seem to slow me down much once I get going, but knocks some of the fun out of it. Good job this is a taper week with short runs. I hope it clears up for Sunday.

I’m still a relative newbie at this running game, coming up to 2 years now, but here’s a matter of terminology that’s still bothering me. Paces are expressed in minutes per mile (or per Km), so of course a faster pace is a lower number. All right so far. But when we speed up, is it correct to say that we lower the pace, or raise it? I’ve seen experienced runners write things like “On the downhill, I dropped the pace to 6:30”. I’ve see it the other way too, but most writers seem to avoid the ambiguity by using expressions like accelerate, slow down and so on.

Yes, it’s a small thing, but this enquiring mind needs to know.

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Race PRs

5K20:43 (LMJS 6/28/09
10K43:44
12K54:36 (Across Bay 3/21/10)
15K1:09:51 (LMJS 19/27/09)
Half1:31:28 (Kaiser 2012
Marathon 3;13:14 (CIM '11)

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