Greetings from Interstate 75 in Georgia. I’ve managed to get out of the driver’s seat for an hour or so. I’ve got the laptop tethered to my cell phone and the speed isn’t horribly slow! It is a wee bit cramped, though.
My last few days have been spent in the frenzy that always occurs before and after a vacation trying to get work done. I’m glad that part’s over and I’m very much looking forward to the next 12 days. In a way, the travel to a vacation is the best part. You can begin to relax, but all the good stuff is still ahead of you.
On the running front, I haven’t been sticking to the plan I drew up for the Disney Wine & Dine half marathon very well. Still, I’ve been getting one day per week of speed work in and my mileage is consistently around 30. I won’t be setting any personal records, but I should easily be in shape to come in around 1:45. In the end, I’ll probably end up pacing a group of team members to 2 hours.
My latest speed workout on the treadmill was 8 x 400 m in 1:30 with 400 m recoveries in 3-4 minutes. I was tired at the beginning and felt somewhat fatigued throughout, but the last 400 felt the same as the first and I managed to focus on maintaining a pretty good form. So, mission accomplished I suppose.
Do you think vacation will mean more time to blog? We’ll see.