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. :)