The second run was on Thursday morning. I had a 5 mile run with a "Magic Mile" (MM) included. This is the "measuring stick" that Jeff Galloway uses to determine how fast I should running my long runs. This is very helpful. The cool thing about this MM is that it was the fastest that I've run since I've been an adult. My best MM so far this year was 8:02 and was able to run this MM in 7:30. The cool thing about this is that my first two miles didn't go that well and I was feeling very slow. I was able to not allow this to discourage me, but rather it helped me :-).
Today, Saturday, I ran my 5x800 meter repeats. I got to the track around 6am. I will say I ran most of them too fast... but not intentionally too fast. Oh, and my Garmin said "low bat" so I just used my Ipod as my timer. This worked decently
Goal: 4:15/800 meter repeatRepeat 1: 2:07; 2:11=4:18 - a little too slow. Not sure what happened on this one other than I thought I was closer than I was.
2: 2:02; 2:08=4:10 - over compensated
3: 2:10; 2:04= 4:14 - almost! Just a second too fast
4: 2:03; 2:04=4:07 - very consistent laps, but still too fast - not intentional5: 2:06; 206=4:12 - closer, but still too fast
It was a good week overall. Still working on getting up every day at 4:30 or 5am. This starts in the evening so I'm working on getting to bed earlier.