Monday, January 30, 2012
I feel the need for speed.
Speedwork is back, again.
3 x 2000m
It was a gorgeous night out, it was actually pretty warm out, it wasn't raining, and it's starting to get lighter.
However my legs haven't done speedwork in a month, and I haven't done it regularly in two.
It was tough to get them going.
My goal pace was a 6:16 /mi, and considering my break I did okay (6:01/mi, 6:10/mi, 6:25/mi) but obviously my pacing wasn't there.
After the first one I was actually surprised at how quickly the feeling of going fast came back to me. It was during the second one that I realized that I was going to have to fight for the rest of them. It was a little rough, but again, considering my break I'm feeling okay. (Okay, that's slightly a lie, I'm totally mad the last one was so far over my goal pace.)
After the speedwork Terra, Vaughn and I did Iron Strength again. I'm really digging that workout these days. Hopefully it helps me to be a stronger overall runner. I have big goals for the year and I don't want to waste effort on things that aren't going to help.
Speaking of which, thanks everyone for all your comments yesterday about running marathons. I've decided to just buckle down and do one more. I'm going to train as hard, and smart, as I can, and then leave the watch at home for the race and just enjoy it. (Hopefully I don't go insane.)
My goal in running another marathon is just to feel like I beat it and not to let it beat me. So time shouldn't be important. I just want to feel like I did my best at the end.
Although I hope my best is really hecka fast.
So Newport Marathon on June 2nd it is! Anyone up for a road trip to Oregon?