Always feels good to finish a tempo run. Because you know it’s a whole week before you have to do it again!
I’m up to 7 miles now. I was trying to keep it closer to 6:45, but what the hell? I’m running smoothly without killing myself. I should be happy that I’m in good enough shape to run this fast considering how much I had to cut back for my sore foot. Feeling confident about Shamrock just a few weeks away now.
I was gonna do a 6-mile tempo yesterday before work, but rain put that on hold. Instead I did 5 boring miles on the treadmill at the gym.
But hey I have Good Friday off, so why not do an 8-mile tempo today with that extra time? No real reason other than that’s where I left off at the peak of my Shamrock Shuffle training.
Three weeks ago I averaged 6:30, which I was feeling very good about. Today I lit it up at 6:17?!? That’s as fast as I was doing these when I was training for a 2:46 marathon two years ago. Looks like I’m doing something right lately.