I went to my usual speed work place and right after I got there I had to go the bathroom. really body? Deuce in the park bathroom? Guess it's better then a porta potty. I've had way too much experience with porta potties and these bathrooms were surprisingly clean and not stinky. Well, until I was done with it. (Sorry about TMI, if you knew me you would be impressed how well I cleaned that story up and left so much out)
After the bathroom I got a call from my friend Nicole. She was doing speed work at the park too! See...having a blog helps my social life. She ran the half-marathon relay and Napa Ragnar with me. She is post surgery so she was doing mostly walking (wink wink) and I was doing speed work, but we ran a little together and sat on the grass and talked after. I feel so much better when I have a friend around when I run. It's just fun!
The run was not fun. I felt so tired and slow. I kept forgetting to turn my watch on or hit the Lap button. BUT - I did it. Not as fast as I should have but I ran 4 miles as fast as I could keep it up.
Total Time with warm-up and cool downs 57:00
Total Miles 5.46
Laps (1 mile or 1600meters)
1 - 9.02 min/miles
2 - 9.04
3 - 8.52
4 - 9.24
I walked 400 meters in between each mile. I even fueled after mile 3. I haven't done speed work in a while and although I did OK, maybe I should have started out a little slower. I was hoping to average 8.03 to 8.25. Guess I have some work to do. I thought I did one of my laps at just under 8 minutes but I was reading my watch wrong.
Thanks Nicole for taking a snapshot of my cute outfit! I love it when you realize you have a pair of shorts that will match your new Lululemon top perfectly! BOOM!