December 4, 2005
happy ending to a miserable week.
Not really miserable, just hectic and sometimes frustrating. Come to think of it, most weeks are probably like that for most people, so complaining is definitely bad form.
Anyway, runningwise it's been pretty good, actually. Tuesday a cold front came through during my track workout, which made that workout a little harder but the rest of the week sublime. Today was the best yet - a long run in the hills with my fast friend Albert. Though I was scheduled for 14 miles, coach said it was ok to do 18. Through some miscalculation I ended up with a bit more than that, also at a pace a good bit faster than intended. I place the blame squarely on the weather. Al and I were both amazed at how easy it felt to click off 7:3x mile after mile, and when we blundered into sub-7 territory after 8 miles or so, we had to tell ourselves to cool it. It wasn't dog-easy, but it felt good. The best part is that it still feels good now (no stiffness or excessive fatigue). I'll sleep well tonight.
Posted by joe positive at December 4, 2005 5:24 PM