|Michael in the morning sun|
Plus, I got to run a short speed workout with my lovely wife ... super Triathloner Michael of Slowly Tri-ing. At about 5am we headed over to the Campbell Jr High School track which was resurfaced this past winter and is amazingly soft. GREAT ... GREAT ... GREAT morning!!!
We both have the Hospital Hill 10K race this weekend so we were doing abbreviated speed workouts. I'll do 10 or 11 miles tomorrow at marathon pace, but this morning it was 7 miles total with 4 Yasso 800's. Nothing too major - just a shorter run to build a little speed the week before a race. Following are my splits for this morning's workout ...
2 mile warm up ... 8:30/mile & 7:30/mile
Yasso 800 #1 ... 2:54 (5:48/mile)
Yasso 800 #2 ... 2:56 (5:52/mile)
Yasso 800 #3 ... 2:55 (5:50/mile)
Yasso 800 #4 ... 2:57 (5:54/mile)
2 mile cool down ... 6:50/mile & 7:15/mile
|Wrapping up a great workout|
That's the good news! The bad news is my race weight for this week. I'm trying to drop a couple of pounds before Saturday's race (mostly for psychological reasons). But last night I had dinner with my son Gage, and the grandson Ryder, and we all had pizza. I ate great all day and even had a salad for "MY FIRST" dinner. But when he called and said they were coming over, we ordered pizza and I had dinner #2. I have NO WILL POWER over pizza. I'm a sucker for anything in a flat box with an Italian name printed on it!
But, the boys and I had a good evening together, so that's the most important thing. I just need to focus on the diet and try to lose a couple of pounds in the next few days. We'll see how it goes. Did I mention that today was a GREAT DAY!!!
... be great today!