My mile repeats were served up nicely with an appetizer of a Starbuck’s Double Shot, compliments of a promotion going on here at work, and my JC vitamin bar. I enjoyed them about 30 minutes prior to hitting the trail for my run. Going with the mileage that was originally set for next week (since switching up this and next week’s original plan), I had 8 miles in front of me. I figured I would burn the 140 calories of the Double Shot without issue, and the caffeine would give me a nice boost.
My theory was validated. Being used to my pace for my Yasso’s, I had to concentrate so as not to go out too fast. I ran a route that I have used in the past to go beyond 7 miles but was disappointed when I reached the bridge at 3.5 miles out. The “road closed” sign was prominent and the workers were on the bridge. It was clear that I wouldn’t be crossing the bridge.
Although, I didn’t make it across the bridge, I did manage to figure the route on the other end so that it was the needed distance. In the end, I was very pleased with my training run.
1 mile warm-up: 8:26
1 mile repeats:
Total distance: 8.55 miles
Total time: 1:09:48 (8:09 average pace)