I have to admit that it’s been pretty hard to do my morning workouts lately. I slept extremely well last night, but still it was hard to get out of bed. I managed to get myself out the door. The plan was for a one mile warmup, 5.75 mile tempo run at 6:58 pace and a 1.25 mile cooldown. It didn’t go so well. It turned into more of a series of 1-2 mile intervals at marathon pace (low to mid 7’s). I was disappointed that the workout didn’t go as planned, but comforted somewhat that I got the mileage in.
After work , I did 3 miles with Alice. We threw in a few fartleks. I’m trying to ease her into more formal speedwork. I think this will be her last week at 16 miles. I’ll move her up to 20 miles next week with a 5 mile long run. Then, I’ll put in a couple of weeks of speedwork before a race in early May. I think she’ll probably PR that race, which will be good for her confidence through the long summer of training.