Distance: 8 miles
Today's run included a track workout, 5 x 600 meters at 5K pace. Its been some time since I did a track work out. Well, scratch that, its been some time since I've done short intervals. During my half training earlier this year I did 2-mile repeats. The workout went well. I clocked 2:22, :19, :18, :18, :14. It felt good to run fast on a track again.
Its been some time since my last post. Life has been crazy. I haven't been studying or researching much. That is going to change starting tomorrow as I really need to be studying for the exam. I'm thinking I'll alternate days between the two. Work has been absolutely crazy. We've been harvesting lettuce for the last two days and will be doing it all day tomorrow too. In all, we have/had 10,000 heads of lettuce!
I can't wait for school to start again. Then I will get to sleep in a little and I'll have more time for research and running. Though after Portland in October I will be cutting my running down drastically until I get my research under control.
I ran my second 20-miler of the training cycle on Sunday. It went really well. I finished with an average of 8:46 per mile. This was with a 20-sec negative split for my pace! (I ran the first half @8:56, second half @8:36 pace). My first 20-miler averaged 8:45 pace. This run felt much better than the first and I had a much stronger finish. The run really gave me more confidance in my ability to hit my goal in October.
Happy Thought of the Day: I get to see my fiance in 10 days! Her university is on semester and I am on quarters. She's been gone for a week already! I can not wait to drive out and see her.