• 23m 32s
  • 3.00 miles
  • 07m 50s /Mi

1 mile w/u (9:15)
4 x 400 @ 80%
1. 1:34
2. 1:35
3. 1:32
4. 1:29
1 mile c/d 8:01

  • Stretching
  • 05m

Busy day yesterday and last night meant no run.  That's ok because things are supposed to be pretty quiet this week.  Of course I am getting taper madness, thinking I need to go run a bunch of miles or I will lose what I have earned over the last 4 months.  I'm afraid that every little creak is a new injury (or old one) I was not anticipating.  I'm afraid that a stressful week will be hard on my body (which of course is stressing me out more) I am stressing about the weather (which looks darn near perfect right now).  I am stressing about my goals.  Ah the beautiful time that is taper.  Will do a run tonight.

UPDATE nice track session to calm my nerves.

  • Yoga
  • 30m
Fought the urge to run in the nice weather and to pad my monthly total (new PR for total miles for a month) Keeping my eyes on the prize, which is next Sunday.

  • 1h 47m 43s
  • 13.00 miles
  • 08m 17s /Mi

out 54:06 (8:19 pace)
back 53:37 (8:15 pace)

  • Stretching
  • 10m
Last 'long' run before Mary. I probably took this a bit too fast.  Wanted to go marathon pace, but got out in front of it.  I blame the run/walk to Wing 2.5 run that was going on the trail.  My race instinct picked up and I found myself going a bit fast.  Turned my Garmin on at mile 5 (to figure out where the 6.5 turn around would be) and my pace was 8:00.  Opps. Tried to ease back a little on return trip, but wanted to negative split, so I pushed back up for last couple miles.  I think fair to say that I would blow up if I took marathon at this pace (at least 1st 1/2)

  • 41m 14s
  • 5.00 miles
  • 08m 15s /Mi

Hilly route
out 20:57 (8:22 pace)
back 20:17 (8:06 pace)

Happy with negative splits as return trip has much more uphill than way out.

All last year, I just wanted to have a smooth run, not easy, just smooth.  This run was what I was wishing for. I felt so smooth.  Worked hard on uphills, rest of it was just relaxed.  Awesome!

  • 25m 31s
  • 3.00 miles
  • 08m 31s /Mi
Plan calls for 6, but my schedule looks pretty iffy for that.  So I had time for 3 this morning.  If I have time to tonight to get in another 3 I will, if not, then at least I get in something.

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