The sands of time, for me, are running low...
Well, the marathon is coming quick and there are so many other things in between I'm trying to hit; like workouts.
I'm over the whole marathon, I'll be in the shape I'm in and I'm happy about where it's going.
One step that made me happy is today's workout. I ran a 5 mile warm up with Larry Sayers and Heidi Westerling-Over and had in my my mind either 3 or 5 by mile on the track. 3 if my times were faster, 5 if I'm closer to 5:20's.
The first lap of the first mile was slow, but felt good. I came through half at 2:35 and just kept clipping along fast and relaxed. Ended the first mile with a 5:04. Felt good and comfortable, which meant that 3 miles was probably a good decision. Mile 2 was fine, tried to run the same effort, and did notice that I fell into a rhythm of feeling fast and relaxed. 4:57. Third mile, the same plan was in place, but went weird. I was taking about 2 min recovery for 400m, so when I came around the first lap of my first mile I was hoping to see 73-74 seconds. Instead I saw 3:13?! Cuss, I didn't hit my split, cuss and cuss. So, I hit the split and kept in rolling. I wanted to see times and not have to speculate, so I ran 5 laps at the same effort, but my recorded four laps were a 4:52... Cool. 2000m at that pace felt ok.
Good workout, felt good. Fyffe says it best, "I thrive in no man's land..." and I feel, so do I.
12 mile workout day, nifty.