Many mornings I have to be at a job site pretty early. And some times the project is nowhere near my home, like this morning. I had to be at Kansas State University very early, which is about two hours from my house. This meant I had to be out of bed by 3 a.m. Packed for a trip to Omaha, NE by 3:30 a.m. Out the door for a quick Speed Workout by 4:00 am. And on the road headed to Manhattan, KS by 6:00 a.m. ... but not before I dropped off Jack at the kennel.
I'm an early riser, but getting up at 3:00 a.m. sucks. But at least I got to go to bed at 7:30 a.m. last night since Michael was out of town. I was awesome! There was no badgering from the person the next spot in the bed over, about living the lifestyle of an old man ... or the bright light of a Kindle in my face as I attempted to drift into slumber. Nope ... just me, Jack, the fan, and several Z's.
And even though I had a little trouble getting my legs to turn over that early in the morning, I had a pretty successful, albeit short, Speed Workout. Six 800 meter repeats that went like this ...
2:52 ... 2:51 ... 2:46 ... 2:54 ... 2:46 ... 2:58 (about 5:42/mile avg) with two mile warm up and cool down
The hip feels a little tight right now, but no soreness at all, which is really encouraging. I saw my A.R.T. guy yesterday and he assured me that it was just inflammation and should be fine. So hopefully I can continue training hard for a fast half-marathon in a few weeks.
Anyway, hope you got to sleep in a little longer than I did today - have a great week!
... Be Great Today!