First: Dave, Mike, and Susan are running the B.A.A. 10K this weekend. Good luck, everyone! Hopefully the heat and humidity won't be as strong as it has been for you lately.
I've been thinking a lot about how to learn from my workouts. How could I spot trends and represent my improvements graphically in a way that it makes sense. Simplistically, it is an easy concept; I have data from all of my runs, including pace, time, distance, and date. There are several things I can parse from this data. But there are also a ton of variables, such as when I bring Audrey with me and things like that.
Pace versus Distance
I want to make the assumption that the longer the run, the slower I go. This seems like a common sense idea because as I keep plowing through, I would get more and more tired. Does the data support this trend? Let's look: