In this case, I'm using it as a positive statement. Today was the last mid-week run of my Peak Week. I have a monster Long Run coming up on Sunday but all of my mid-week runs get shorter and shorter from here on out. As an added bonus, today's run went really well.
I ran over to the high school track this morning for more Bannister Repeats. Today was 8 x 400 meters and they went incredibly smoothly. I considered only running 6 intervals after struggling a bit this week but I really wanted to finish my Peak Week strong and I was feeling pretty good after 4 intervals so I decided to run all 8. My leg didn't bother me at all and my stride felt surprisingly smooth. I was definitely laboring to keep things controlled by the last interval, but that's to be expected.
It was nice to end the week on a high note. It makes it easier to face the 22 miles looming just a day away.
As an added bonus, Liz and I took The Cricket for a walk and noticed a package waiting on the front porch. It was another box of goodies from ING! This time they were nice enough to send two t-shirts... an ING Runner's Nation short-sleeve t-shirt and an ING New York City Marathon long-sleeve tech shirt! I'll add them to the list of gear to talk about tomorrow.
Goal For The Day: Bannister Repeats.
Distance: 6.19 Miles.
Time: 8 x 400m (1:17, 1:14, 1:14, 1:14, 1:16, 1:14, 1:14, 1:15).
Route: Eureka H.S. Track.
Conditions: 50 degrees. 7:15am.
Notes: 2.10 Mile jog to the track. 4 x 800m. 2.09 Mile jog home. 2 minutes rest between intervals. Goal was 1:15 each. Chilly morning! I was still okay in a short-sleeve t-shirt but my hands were cold. Finally a little cooler weather! I delayed posting this to watch the end of the Cardinals game. That's a winner! One more, boys!!!
Daily Miles: 6.19 Miles.
Run - 458.51 Miles.
Bike - 144.45 Miles.
Swim - 12,050+ meters.