Gonna make this quick for real, because my internet is still out at my apartment, so I'm online at panera and it is after 8pm which means it is getting dangerously close to my bedtime....
Slept horrible last night, which made for a sluggish 4am run. I was tired, but had tons on my mind and it tossed and turned. 5 miles at 4am were not great, but I'm glad I got it done. And, it was 45 degrees! Brrr! Off to work 6am-2pm; the shift flew by! Always a good thing. Came home and passed out from 3pm-5pm. Also a good thing!
I was super-nervous for the first 'tempo' of this training cycle. I actually had an easy 6 miler on my schedule for tonite and wasn't planning any speedwork this week (just more milage.) But, Mike had a chill tempo on his schedule, and he knows I can't say no! So, we ended up doing 7 miles with 4 @ tempo pace. The goal was to average 7:10, and we averaged 7:09 so that was perfect. I was surprised with how good I felt. Not "I-can-do-this-for-26.2-miles" good, but not like I was going to die. It gave me hope that I haven't lost all of my speed in the last month that has been free of speedwork. It was hot though, especially compared to this morning. Now, I'm freezing because I'm still sitting in my sweaty clothes at Panera. Because I'm classy like that.
Tomorrow, double easy runs, with work in between, doctors appointment and packing to head back up north on Saturday after work. Good times! :)