Pre Race workout with tempo + speed
3 mile warmup
4x400m in 72, 73, 73, 72 w/ 1:30 rest b/w and 3:00 b/w set
2 mile tempo in 11:09 - 5:36, 5:33 (4:00 rest)
4x400m in 73, 75, 75, 74 with 1:30 rest
3 mile cool down for 10 miles total
Today Garrett left for baseball for the entire season, so it was silly of me to think that I'd actually wake up to do a workout with Laurie. After a fitful night of sleep because I was undoubtedly thinking about Garrett leaving for 5+ months, I woke up to cancel on Laurie and sleep for an additional 2 hours. By 8AM, Garrett dropped me off at work before embarking on a ten hour drive to Indiana to begin his baseball season. Our goodbye went something like this as we left the house:
Garrett (heads for the door): Alright, let's go.
Caitlin: Uh...don't I get a hug or something.
Garrett (perplexed): Oh, right...
Caitlin (gives Garrett a hug): See you in July, I guess.
Garrett: Yeah, I'm so excited to start pitching.
...In other words, peace out, wife!! And Garrett left like giddy kindergartner on the first day of school while I remained the dejected, unpopular kid left behind.
Having said all that, I ran my workout in the evening with Caleb and Eric on the Dilworth Speed Loop. I was really excited about all the splits I ran and felt really comfortable, but as I cooled down I realized that the times may have been a little too aggressive for a pre-race workout. I'm hoping to win the 10k on Saturday, so I should have put on the brakes a little bit so I didn't feel so gassed after the workout. We'll see what happens!
The 2017 Boston Marathon
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