me ... "Babe, check out this SWEET photo I got while taking pictures of my running form!"
michael ... "Seriously ... who takes pictures of themselves at the track?"
me ... "No but, check it out, it looks like I'm flying!!!"
michael ... "How much time did you spend on that?"
me ... "I'm not joking around ... just check out my form ... and well, frankly ... check out THAT BODY! Babe ... I'm 44, and just look at it! I think I might be the Greek God of Running or something ... and you get to live with this! It's like you won the husband lottery!!!"
michael ... "Oh my gosh sweetie ... I just took a good, long look at the photo ... you're right! I am simply the luckiest girl in the world! You are truly a beautiful man! Boy oh boy do I thank my lucky stars for a sculpted specimen like you! Wow! Simply ... WOW!!!"
That is an absolutely TRUE account of what transpired between us. But I seriously was trying to take various photos of my running form to analyze later. I used the timer setting on my camera. I just thought the picture was cool. And I was mostly kidding about the description. Ha. However, my Tempo Run was fairly uneventful. It was 75 degrees this morning, with 85% humidity, so the legs were dead and heavy after the first few miles. But I was able to hit most of my splits for a shorter Tempo Workout of 5 miles at pace ...
2 mile warm up ... 8:34, 7:46
5 miles at tempo pace ... 6:54, 6:50, 6:46, 6:53, 7:02 (average pace of 6:53)
3 mile cool down ... 7:52, 8:22, 8:31
I was kinda all over the pace with my splits, but my Garmin was about to die and I got that "Low Battery" message right across the screen so I was having trouble viewing my pace. It wasn't a big deal. I'm still waaaay early in marathon training, and all I really wanted to do was 4 or 5 miles at a faster tempo. So mission accomplished.
But the real "mission accomplished" was that friggin' picture. I mean, just look at those sexy legs. Have a great weekend! Hope your training ... and photos, turn out great! (Hopefully you know me by now, and this post is dripping in sarcasm. Sideways smiley face!)
... be great today!