Yesterday was a total energy day. I woke up, and was totally energized the whole day. I worked close to 10 hours, and think I am close to finishing the week on a good note. (getting as much done as I wanted) I came home, putzed around for just a bit, and did some stuff around the house. Then 6:00 rolled around, and it was time to run to the track. We meet at 6:30 after the daylight savings.
For track we did my favorite workout--mile repeats. It is simply just a slow mile (marathon pace) followed by a tempo mile. 2 minutes recovery after the two. We repeated it 2 more times.
A couple things to note on my marathon pace. 2-hour Riverbank is not out of the question. (7:40 pace is doable) My tempo pace was 7:07, 7:20, (tried staying @10-k pace, first one too fast) and the last one was a race. The 4 old guys started together. We had the man with many first names just pace our first mile at 8:00. (By old guys, I am by far the youngest of the 4) After that mile Jim, and Jerry took off fast. I kept my pace. I felt confident in my pace. I figured if they are going to go, then go. At the halway point my pace was 7:20, and I felt good. I still stayed comfortable, but perhaps picking it up a bit. An idea surfaced to have a big 4th lap. On the 4th lap I pick it up. They are still a good distance ahead of me, but I feel good. I know my last 200 is going to be big, and the last 100 will be a sprint. I am really close to them on the turn, and the last 100 throw down!!! It was fun, I felt good, and 6:53 for my last mile.
Man was that fun!!!
Race this weekend, hope the old guys don't beat me. Jim is STRONG!!!!
I think the rabbit is very close to finding my sexy feet again. Going to be one of them mornings...