3/3: 4 miles, 8:01 pace
3/4: 9 miles, 7:42 overall pace with 4x800 at 6:48 pace
3/5:4 miles, 8:20 pace
Tuesday: 4 miles at my normal faster running pace. I had to run on a very old treadmill in the hotel because it was far too cold to run outside. I was honestly very nervous to run because I still had a small amount of discomfort in my foot. That is, on a scale of 1 to 10, it would only be a 1. Basically the same amount physical discomfort as a tight pair of shoes. So, basically the way any female foot feels like in dress shoes! I mean, I assume… Not that I would put them on….. Or discuss the advantages of slingbacks vs sandals…..ever. Anyway, the run went great! The pain sort of worked itself out and by the end of the run I didn’t have much pain at all. I think that I am on the way to recovery!
Wednesday: Speed day! On a treadmill that I am pretty sure Abe Lincoln used to stay fit – blah. I went back and forth on if I should do any speed work vs just knock out the miles. But, since my run on Tuesday went so well I decided to do a few short, if not a click faster, intervals. I kicked it up another 0.1 to 8.8 mph which gave me the quicker overall pace. If I remember right, it increased it from 6:52 to 6:48 I’m not sure if it was because of the lower number of them, but the faster speed didn’t seem to be much harder than 8.7 mph. Hopefully that means that some of this speed work is starting to take hold.
Thursday: It finally warmed up enough today to go for a run outside. The great thing about working on the east coast is that most people don’t start work until 9am which means that I can get my runs in while it is light out. While I am sure that the beach area of Virginia beach was beautiful, I will admit that the industrial park that I ran around wasn’t too bad either.