It's been a while since I made it to a starting line. This wasn't particularly important to me. I stayed warm in my car til about 5 minutes to start. Went to the back middle of the crowd, stretched a little, and got ready.
This was a speed work day. Instead of multiple intervals it was just one interval. My one speed work prior to this race that might tell how fast I would run put me at ~8:30/mile. My chip time was 8:26. Mile 4 approached 8:50, and mile 5 was under 8:00. I didn't shut off my app right away when I hit the finish line. I fumbled with my phone.
There was a hill on mile 4 that blew me up. I knew I had to recover or it was suffer fest to the end. A slow suffer fest. It worked. The girl who passed me on the hill I passed later on. She caught up to me again at the final turn, but there was only 150M give or take, and I had plenty of kick left.
So there. I got work to do. For one I am not particularly fast for me at all. Not horrible, but not fast. Also I should never blow up on hills. That *should* be a strength of mine. Speed work done. Mission accomplished.
The rest of the day I had effort induced fatigue. I watched football, and we ate a turkey dinner. A pretty good day.
Today I work, I have long run Saturday tomorrow, and I am off on Sunday. We are going to see a movie on Sunday. So it looks like today will be another day. It looks like it is shaping up to be two more after that too. :)
Fun fun. :)
I really got nothing, so I'll end it there.
Have fun. :)