Nothing really exciting to report so I'll go through the last few days recap ... just to get it down so I remember.
Thursday Intervals --
2 X (6 x 400) 90sec rest/2.30 rest between sets.
Done -- and I felt great afterwards but it was hard. I'm pretty pleased with my lap times (or some of them anyhow):
2 0:01:43 0.26 6:41
4 0:01:42 0.26 6:35
6 0:01:43 0.26 6:45
8 0:01:46 0.26 6:52
10 0:01:46 0.26 6:53
12 0:01:44 0.25 7:02
14 0:01:48 0.26 6:59
16 0:01:47 0.26 6:56
18 0:01:46 0.25 7:05
20 0:01:47 0.25 7:01
22 0:01:46 0.25 7:06
24 0:01:47 0.24 7:23
I'm not entirely sure how I'm supposed to run these. Maybe I'll have to reread that chapter. Not sure if I should have gone a bit slower up front to maintain a consistent pace. Pretty clear that by the last one, I was done done done. But I'm still very pleased by this.
Saturday I met my running girls and we did 8.67 miles at Rancho San Antonio Park -- love that place. My friend decided to add a bit of a hill tempo at the beginning as a way of adding miles and work. That set the tone for the overall run and then I was able to make it up the big hill (1.5 miles -- 500ish ft
incline) (and I'd show the garmin elevation but I can't for some reason). The first part of the downhill was super hard on my body -- but my lower back has been killing me -- off to the chiropractor tomorrow. Anyway, the run overall was fantastic.
Then today running friend and I did 12 miles at Sawyer Camp -- another great running place. It is an out and back and has a nice 300 ft climb from miles 4.5 to 6. Other than that, it is really flat. I was very happy with my times -- especially since I'd just had a pretty difficult run on Saturday. I bonked at mile 10 -- really needed to Gu then but just pushed on through so slowed down a bit. But still overall was happy -- and the best part is that I'm feeling fine at the end of it all.
I've also done well with the cross training -- so whoo hoo. But now that it is getting closer to Disneyland, it is easier for me to take it all seriously.
That's about it -- nothing going on for the 4th which has been fine. Relaxing weekend. The girl and I watched The Princess Bride last night and well all I've got to say is finally. Can't believe I've not seen that one.
That's all for now.