I woke up yesterday morning not feeling that great. Just something going on with my tummy. I decided not to run. I left work a couple of hours early that afternoon, went home, ate and relaxed a little. Then, at the last minute I decided I felt ok and should try to get in my tempo run.
I was scheduled for a 45 minute tempo run. That wasn't going to happen - not enough sunlight for that (and the roads up here are treacherous - so many pot holes and missing parts, I do not need another injury!). I decided to go for a little shorter, and try for a little faster.
My tempo runs are meant to be around the 8:20-8:40 minute/mile pace. My warm up was a little faster than normal, and my pace felt good - tough, but good.
It definitely hurt to get that 8:06 for the 3rd mile. I am glad I pushed myself though! It was almost 10 minutes shorter than what it was meant to be, but I think I made up for that by working harder!
I missed my Tuesday morning speedwork (again!) so I am going to attempt that tonight. I was meant to be doing four 800 meter repeats at a 10k pace. I am thinking of pushing it to 5, as I did 4 last week. Last week I did them faster than I should have, so I might really try to do them my 10k pace, which is 8:35minute/mile - this is 4:15mins - 4:25mins per 800m.
I want to keep it slower than last week, as on my schedule for the weekend is a 4 mile race pace run, and a 1 hour and 45 minute long run. The long run is meant to be three quarters slow and one quarter fast, but I did that last week so I might go slow for the whole thing, then do the 3/1 next week.
You can see my training plan here. I have updated with my march schedule. I really need to find the time to write in what I actually did.
And to leave you with my motivation for the week.