3 mile tempo at 600, 550, 540, 2x800m
3 mile tempo at 600, 550, 544, 3x400m at 75-76
Another early morning pre-race workout, and another unremarkable time, but I'm confident I'll be able to piece things together for the Cherry Blossom Ten Miler. I ran a 3 mile tempo in 17:44 pace, and followed up with some 400m repeats, and felt winded after a mile. I was fortunate enough to have the company of David, Billy and John F because otherwise I would have been inclined to veer off to the side of the street and stop dejectedly. But I didn't! I tend to race better than I work out, but I'm beginning to wonder about the pollen in the air. Really, why can I barely run a 3 mile tempo at my goal 10 mile pace? My body isn't cooperating with what my mind wants it to do, and I don't understand it. I haven't gotten my iron checked since before the Trials, so I probably need to check on that. I'm hoping that it's just my body recovering from a couple of solid weeks of training. Here's to hoping for a a breakthrough this year!
The 2017 Boston Marathon
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