2/10: 3 miles, 8:02 pace
2/11: 7 miles, 7:30 overall pace w/ 7x800 sprints at 6:53 pace
2/12: 3 miles, 8:19 pace
2/10: This was my first run in awesome warm GA. It was the first time this winter season that I was able to wear shorts and a T Shirt which was a nice change. Soon I guess I will join the ranks of the people that Midwest people hate – those that brag about their 70 degree January days and pina colada nights. The run was about as average as it gets. Not too hard, not to easy. I had lifted leg weights the night before, so the first part of the run served to burn off all of the built up acid.
2/11: Speed day. Blah? NO! Hurray! Today’s speed run went great. I was able to hold my pace at 6:53 during the fast times and hold my pace at 8:00 during the recovery times. In fact, I was able to drink while on the run which I am still playing around with. Oddly, this pace resulted in an overall time of 52:30 which is exactly a 7:30 pace. I’m going to try another two weeks at this pace and then try kicking it up another 0.1 MPH which I think should take me down to around 6:45 pace. I’m going to try kicking it up a notch (BAM) about once a month until I am running 30 mph. I figure I’ll hit that when I am 95 or so. (If you watch the office, there is a GREAT intro clip where the staff is running past a street side radar detector. Basically I’m a walking talking Michael Scott.)
2/12: The 3 miles today was a little tough due to the compounding effect of being really busy at work and not sleeping well in the hotel bed. I’ve found that I’ll sleep a lot better during the weeks after the first week. I am feeling a slight tweak in my knee that may be because I need to get new patellar bands for my knees. The velcro is going bad on the ones that I have which is causing them to slip down on my little chicken legs.