2.5 mile warmup
10x400m with 1:00 rest at 75-78
3 mile cool down for ~8.5 miles
While I had hoped that the sun would make an appearance for Meagan's visit to Charlotte, it didn't quite work out that way. Instead, the temperature hovered at 37 degrees the entire day, from 5:30AM until 5PM, not budging a smidgen over that. To make matters worse, it was raining. I woke up to Meagan peering outside the window, desperately trying to tell if it was raining hard. Without less than a second thought, we both decided sleep outweighed running. As a side note, when I went to work, both my boss and my co-worker commented that I looked "tired." So that definitely means that running in the morning makes me look more spritely rather than sleeping in.
We headed out the door later that afternoon for the Dilworth Speed Loop, where we traversed back and forth on the 800m section. I felt good through about 7 and then I started to feel less energized. My quads were very cold and much too red, but I powered through, without a single interval slower than my times a couple weeks ago. Meagan pulled away from me on the last 3-4, but a part of me didn't care because I knew she was running really fast, while I was just running fast. Indeed, I was already ahead of myself since I hadn't planned to do a workout anyways.
While the quantity was low, the quality was high, the company splendid, and the weather terrible. But that didn't stop us from getting the work done in miserable conditions and then rewarding ourselves with a smoothie from Carolinas Smoothie. Nothing is better than working out with one of my besties. Too bad this is tricking me into thinking Meagan's back for good!
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