Today was tempo day.
The training schedule called for 6 miles including 4 mi @7:29 [gulp]
That looked hard…. But… I wanted to train hard so…
Mile 1 - 10:51 nice warm-up… but I had aches and pains in both legs.
Mile 2 - 7:28 – tried not to think…. Decided that I needed new training music.
Mile 3 - 7:35 – tried not to slow down
Mile 4 - 7:29 – began to have to put some effort into holding the pace.. forcing the legs to turn over.
Mile 5 - 7:46 – started in a hole… running along the railroad tracks it is easy to lose focus and let my pace drift… I did for .3 miles or so before I noticed… spent the rest of the mile trying to get lost seconds back.
Mile 6 - 10:55 – spent and wandering… just trying to cool down.
I missed the 7:29 goal… but… I can’t overachieve every day.
I think I’m sick… I’ve been looking forward to this run all week and will replay it in my head a few more times over the next few days.