I think I have a love hate relationship with track day? The love part is getting the workout done and having the satisfaction of a job well done, the hate part is when you are in the seventh repeat and you want to quit! You're wondering. "why am I doing this?" Anyway, I do enjoy track day besides the suffering part.
Instead of 1600's I decided on what I'll call "modified Yassos." I did 10 x 800 meters with a 400 rest interval. The 400 was jogging and the 800's were at or near 5K pace. This workout is supposed to be an indicator of your Marathon time. Here are my laps 3:54, 3:55, 3:52, 3:50, 3:53, 3:56, 3:53,(where I wanted to quit) 3:56, 3:55, 3:52. So.....according to this effort today I can run a sub four hour marathon? We will see.
Well, Marquette won by one point, and as I write this my beloved Tigers are up at the half against Cornell.
I passed 17,000 miles today for my lifetime mileage. I was thinking about the importance of staying in tune with our bodies. There will be aches, pains, injuries, and sickness, and age urggg! but with common sense and humility we can run better, faster, and stronger than ever before!
Go Tigers! Peace!