|Week ending July 13th|
I'm really pretty speedy right now compared to where I've been in the past. In fact, I'm probably in the midst of my fastest 6 month stretch ever. I don't ever remember being able to put together 5:30ish paced half-mile repeats, but I did on Thursday on dead legs after a Tempo Run the day before. I obviously won't run back-to-back hard workouts like that normally, but my schedule was a little out of the norm this week.
The 18 mile long run today went really well too. I've been running with my friend Jeff on weekends, who really pushes the pace for me. We ran 18, and I planned on doing 8-10 of them around 7:15-7:20, which we did. The best part is I was really pleased with how I felt during the run. It took me a while to get loose, but once I was comfortable, the pace wasn't easy by any means - but it was very manageable in the low 7's. It's really right where I want to be right now.
Hopefully during this training period I'll stay healthy and fit. If so, there should be good things waiting at the finish line in Chicago ... but that's still way down the road. Hope your weekend goes well!
... be great today!