Sunday, after logging my run, I felt a smattering of excitement run through my awareness. My planned workout was a little short, but I was satisfied with how I’d done.
The workout was originally scheduled to occur Thursday (after a day of rest) rather than on Sunday (after a long run). Sometimes, life requires a little juggling of workouts.
My warm up was 1.75 miles. Afterwards, I launched into the first of two 3 mile repeats. Garminia displayed my pace right on target however, the time for a complete mile on the track came out a bit slower than Coach Jeff had asked for. It was close enough for me.
I rested for 5 minutes prior to starting the next interval. The effects of yesterday’s long run came into play. I could feel the fatigue building with each lap around the track. I ran 1.25 miles on the track and decided that I’d run the long way home to finish off the repeat.
That was my initial thought but, as I headed in the opposite direction of home, my body began protesting louder. I stopped and thought hard.
After a minute, I turned and ran in the direction of home via the shortest, most direct route. This made my second repeat only two miles instead of three, my cool down essentially absent, but made my tired body a lot happier. It also helped keep to the timeline of a very busy day.
And when I’d finished logging my run, I clicked on the analysis tab to see my parrot prediction. It should now be prominently showing in my sidebar, and showing that I am race ready.