Tonight was a promo night at the running shop. Moving Comfort sent a bra fitting representative, a Timex rep was there to answer any sports watch questions, and Saucony rep was there with loaner shoes to take on a test run. And hand out the above beer koozie, which was put to use after our run. Free beer and pizza!
I only ran about 3.25 tonight. The first mile was a little quick, at 9:36, but I slowed it down for the next two, bringing my average pace down to 10:40. But that last mile included an extended walk break while I tried to figure out why my iPod wasn't tracking my miles. Since I was in Saucony shoes, I had the Nike+ sport pod in a shoe pouch. I've used the pouch before ... and it was recognizing that it was plugged in, but no distance. I think figured out the problem after we finished. I had it in upside down!
I'm glad I slowed down, anyway ... I was hoping for an easy run tonight. Last night was another track workout. Sixteen 400s! So yeah, my legs were a little tired.
On the track last night, my first lap was significantly quicker than my 2:02 goal pace. I wound up starting next to a faster friend of mine and just went with it. I knew I had to slow down to be able to finish 16, but I kind of wanted to see how long I could keep it just a little bit faster.
- 2:05 (and here is where I thought I was done with that ...)
- 1:59 (uh, just kidding!)
I actually felt pretty good throughout the workout. And it wasn't until lap 15 when I realized my legs and butt were starting to hurt.
It's probably a good thing I can't make it to next week's track workout. I should be recovering from a half marathon I'll be running on Sunday. But if I wasn't already busy, I'd probably still show up for 18x400s!
(I did run 14x400s last Tuesday, after I had run a 5K on Sunday and a half marathon preview Saturday ...)
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