Friday, September 11, 2015

09/11/2015 The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

I started writing this and erased a good portion of it.  Rather than go into a long talk about 9/11, I will simply ask you to never forget.  Whether you were directly in one of the areas affected or not, it was a horrific day.  I ask you to never forget.

Today's workout featured the good, bad, and the ugly.  First, the good:

The good news is twofold.  I decided to do a couple 400 meter repeats in the middle of my run just to spice it up.  I ran them in 90, 87, 86, and 86 seconds.  I am happy about this because the third and fourth repeats were at 5:44/mile pace.  Even at almost 42 years old, I still have a bit of speed.  I just need to pair that with some upcoming mileage/endurance and I will be breaking that 18:00-5K I am searching for.  Second, I felt really good in mile 5 today.  For some reason, after slogging through mile 4, my legs really loosened up and I felt great.  Could that be a sign of building strength?  Hope so.

Next, the bad.  The bad news is that I have no endurance yet!  I need to lengthen some runs.  Tuesday will be my next long run and I will not stop until I hit at least 8 miles.  I don't care if my leg falls off.  If I do not started building up, NYC is going to be a nightmare.

The ugly is pretty ugly.  Friday at school there is breakfast every week done by a rotating teacher or pair of teachers.  Today's breakfast looked more like a dessert table.  Guess what has 2 thumbs and hit that table hard?  This guy!  I am staying away from there for the next few weeks. :)

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