I still heart speedwork but sometimes speedwork does not heart me! In all actuality, it's been kicking my butt lately!
I moved myself back down a group (it wasn't too hard to convince the coach - so I must have needed it). Moving up two groups within a month of San Diego may have been a little bit of an overachievement. Whether I'm making excuses or simply being true to my body, I'm still pushing myself - a lot! This speedwork isn't coming as easy as it used to.
I've even taken a new approach to the optional mile. I'm fine as long as it is sub goal marathon pace! :) No more, it has to be sub 7 requirement going on in my head! UGH! I can't do that after these practices. Maybe one day!
400 400 400 1600 800 400 400 400 Opt. 1600
Expected Times: 99 98 98 6:44 3:22 99 98 98
95 94 94 6:40 3:18 94 93 93 (optional in 7:29)
On paper, this is clearly a success! However, I'll be the first to admit that in reality it kicked my butt!! I still love Wednesdays, though!! :)