Warm and Sunny
The last three days of running have been spectacular here in New England. 75 and sunny. There has not been too much going on for me until today so there wasn't much to post except for base mileage. Today was the first postitive step I have taken in my training for a while. I hope it can turn this listing ship right ways up.
This morning at Bentley was a solo track workout in the blazing sun. Which I didn't mind so much because the wind did not pick up until halfway through the workout. It was supposed to be 3 x 800 in 2:18 with 2:30 rest, mile in 4:44, 2 x 800 in 2:28, mile in 4:44. The actual splits were 2:15, 2:16, 2:17, 4:43, 2:20, 2:18, 4:46. I took this as a moral victory because I had not been feeling too hot all week for some reason and was dreading the workout a little bit fearing another disaster like tuesday nights fiasco. This morning I was actually able to stay down on the track, run strong, and get rid of that floating over stride crap that stung me at Penn's and Tuesday night. I had an awful third lap of 74 on the last mile but closed with a 70 to bring it to only 2 seconds over pace.
Tomorrow I have a nice easy long run on the trails.
"Until that time keep your ear to the grind stone"