Sorry I haven't posted in a while, but nothing interesting has happened.
Yesterday was Wednesday, though ... so I can always post about my track workout.
For some reason, I wasn't really looking forward to it. It was super cold (62 degrees), windy and rainy (well, drizzly). UT's track is getting redone, so we were at a middle school and on a concrete track. It was dark and there weren't any lights. Not ideal circumstances.
The workout: 800 800 800 1200 800 800 800
Goal: 3:20 - 4:57 - 3:18
Rest - 1:40, 1:50, 2:00, 2:30, 2:00, 1:50, 1:40
My times: 3:20 3:21 3:19 4:54 3:15 3:17 3:10
I wanted to quit after the first rep. For some reason, those first three felt like I was running 3:05's. I don't know if my body was tired (fourth day of running in a row) or it was the concrete. Oh well. I finished!!
Monday, I tempoed. I always tempo on Monday, but this Monday was different. I'm not training specific to half marathons which means that my tempos are like 45 seconds faster! That's tough! I was supposed to run 1 easy, 4 at 7:10, 1 easy. I ran: 8:40, 7:14, 6:59, 8:42, 8:30 I figured that 2 tempo miles at half marathon pace was better than 4 miles at marathon pace.