Tuesday, January 15, 2013

"Yeah, That Was Just Okay."

AM: 8k easy
PM: 2.5 mile w/u
Target: 8k tempo @5:45-5:50 mile pace (3:35-3:40/k); then 5x200m on/off strides around the Triangle
Actual: 8k @29:19 (3:40, 3:40, 3:41, 3:43, 3:39, 3:37, 3:40); 5x200m on/of
1.5 mile c/d
Daily total: 15+ miles

The title is a direct quote from Coach Jordan, always ready with a Hallmark-worthy sentiment where my running is concerned. But tact aside, his comments are always truthful and accurate, which I respect. Tonight was no different; the workout was just okay. But, as he also accurately states in his own recap (thank goodness he's running (and blogging!) again so I can lazily link to his posts when I don't feel like doing my own), the one impressive/redeeming aspect was that even after feeling inexplicably horrific from the gun, I stayed calm and positive and gradually settled somewhat comfortably into the pace--even agreeing to finish out the final two kilometers when he offered me a rare out.