Yesterday, I had a photo shoot in the morning, so I didn’t run. I did 4 miles in the afternoon with Alice.
This morning, I headed out the door for my last speed workout for a few weeks. I have to admit that that fact certainly helped to get me out the door. The plan called for 4 x 1200m in 5:01 + 4×200 m in 0:42. Here’s how it went:
1200 m in 4:48
1200 m in 5:03
1200 m in 4:56
1200 m in 4:52
200 m in 0:36
200 m in 0:39
200 m in 0:42
200 m in 0:37
With warmup and cooldown, the workout was 7 miles in 57:45. Once again, there were walking rests where there should have been jogging recoveries, but I’m getting there with the new paces. The heat has been killer lately too. I’ve been coming home drenched in sweat and have to change clothes just to stretch so that I don’t end up laying in a puddle of my own sweat. Even if the race this weekend dictates going up a VDOT, I’m going to stick here for a while.
On another note, I’ve had this weird desire lately to rent a house in the mountains and just run. Imagine getting up in the morning for a run, maybe taking a nap, then another run in the late afternoon followed by a great dinner and shooting the breeze. I could go for a few weeks of that. Who’s with me? LOL.