This was a great running week for me. I did 3 runs during the week and my pace work this morning.
Monday I chose to not run because I had friends to meet up with on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning. I felt like a slacker so I did not meet for the Tuesday AM run. Kinda felt bad about this so I did end up going out for a 5 mile very, very wet run. It felt awesome. The only thing notable is that it was pouring and there were only a few other runners out there. Since we were running in the pouring rain I gave one of my fellow runners a high five. We are crazy enough to be out there... we might as well enjoy it! Bottom line, ran 5 miles on Tuesday afternoon.
Then Wednesday morning I met up with TNT friends. We did a "nice and easy" 4 mile run. This run was great because we all stayed together and talked. My running buddies are awesome... and they even got up at 5:30am for this run :-).
Thursday was a very "chill" run as I already ran twice this week. We kept the pace of extremely conversational and more like a long run pace. It ended up being 3.5 miles and I felt wonderful afterwards. Again, so thankful for the conversation.
Today I did 13 repeats of 800 meters. It felt amazing due to the mental preparation and the reality that it was MUCH cooler and I did it starting as soon as the sun came up this morning. I was pretty much done by 7:30am this morning.
Here are the specifics:
1: 2:16; 2:08 = 4:24 (not sure what happened... guess I was just warming up?
2: 2:08; 2:14 = 4:26 (warmup I guess)
3: 2:02; 2:15 = 4:17 (2 seconds too slow)
4. 2:08; 2:09 = 4:17 (close!)
5. 2:07; 2:09 = 4:16 closer!
6: 2:02; 2:10 = 4:12
7: 2:08; 2:06 = 4:14
8: 2:02; 2:14 = 4:16
9: 2:06; 2:11 = 4:17
10: 2:09; 2:12 = 4:21
11: 2:04; 2:11 = 4:15 (perfect!)
12: 2:01; 2:10= 4:11
13: 2:01; 2:04 = quite fast for my last repeat!
Overall I was very pleased with how the whole week went (outside of sleeping in Tuesday AM). I didn't run too many of the miles at a "fast for me" pace (other than of course the speed work).
I am excited to crush my 19 mile training run next Saturday. I need to be home and showered by 9:30am so I'll have a very early day, but that's how I like it. Can't wait! I'll be starting from home and running 8-9 and the meeting up with the same friend that ran with me two weeks ago.