I skipped my bike ride yesterday, which only meant deferring it to this morning and so I was rudely awoken at 4:15am for 14 miles on the trainer. Fifty five minutes later I was done, stretching, showering, blog reading and breakfasting followed and I was on the road by 6:15am and at my desk by a little after 7:00am. At the other end of the day I am out the door at 3:10pm, parked changed and running by 4:30pm.
My legs felt pretty good and the miles were clicking by, tonight had 9 miles scheduled. I am nearing the end of the second month of base building in my plan which is followed by 6 weeks which focus on speed work; it’s been a long time since I ran any intervals or repeats but tonight just seemed right to remind myself of what’s in store and so mile 4 I revved it up some.
As you can see I wasn’t so bad for a mile but it’s a long way off my mile best of 6:16 or even my 5k pace of 6:43 but that’s ok it just gives me more room for improvement and I’ve got six weeks to work at it and by work at it I obviously mean hate each session!
PS thank you everyone for the kind words on the header.