My training is going well and I am only a few days away from racing at the Perry Rotary Turkey Trot! I can't wait to test my fitness level! Last week at the track I had a pretty good session of 8x 1k repeats. They felt hard from the first one, and never really felt settled, but I knew they were making me stronger for the upcoming track season and ultimately for the marathon I choose to run next year! I was struggling on #7 but managed to only be 1 second off. Finally on the last one, I knew it would take care of itself. But for probably the first time I can remember, I was running as hard as I could and the last one didn't! I was 6 seconds slow! I really can not remember an interval workout where I couldn't hit the last interval, after making it through the rest of the workout prior. It was a little weird. I just looked at Glenn, shrugged, and said "well I guess I only had 7 in me" haha! As expected the next 2 days I was tired, and kept the runs pretty easy. Felt great on Friday once I got moving and ran a solid 8 mile tempo starting at 6:15 and cutting down to 5:34.
I can't wait to get to the starting line on thursday and more excitingly to the start lines of 1 mile and 3k at an indoor meet at Kent Dec. 7th! I am excited for a couple of races and then to get back to training for 5 weeks prior to my first track 5k of 2014!!