Last night I showed up to running club with every intention of running 7 miles. I am technically in taper mode for the 15k so I need to start cutting back my mileage. But then my running buddy convinced me to run 9 miles, with 6 fast miles thrown in there.
The workout was 2x(2mi at half marathon pace + 1mi at threshold) with a 3 minute rest in between sets. It looks hard just looking at it and it was. (Goal paces = 7:35 and 7:10)
First set miles: 14:52, 7:08
Second set miles: 15:10, 7:03
The first set of half marathon paced miles was a little fast. We were able to pull back a bit on the second set and then crush the threshold portion. It felt good to run this workout - a sort of accomplishment when we finished that we could do it.
First run done.
Wednesday morning hadn't even dawned yet when my alarm went off and I headed out. And it was DARK! As I said before, I am house sitting so I was running in a new area this morning - although it is not totally unfamiliar because it is actually close to where I went to high school. I haven't run on those roads in over 7 years and it was good to be back, although it was dark so I couldn't see much.
3 miles in 26:15 (8:45 pace)
For a total of 12 miles in 12 hours => 1:37:45 (8:09 pace)
After the run, it was time to get ready for work. And of course I had a little company! Somebody likes the shower!!