Friday, August 07, 2009

7 August

After having the last couple days off from work, I'm back to 12-hour night shift tomorrow night for a full week. I'm dreading it, but sort of looking forward to it because once it's over I'll have an entire week off before going back to my normal work schedule.

Today, I did an easy 6.2 miles in the morning and then 10 miles this evening, which included a 5-mile tempo run at half-marathon pace accelerating to 10k pace. I ran the 5M tempo in 27:33, 5:31 pace. Mile splits were 5:37, 5:32, 5:29, 5:30, & 5:25. The last couple miles really hurt. I thought about calling it quits as I approached 3 miles. However, when I reached 3 miles I told myself "just do one more mile." And then at 4 miles, I told myself "come on, what's 4 laps". I was glad to be done.

AM: 6.2M @ 6:58 pace
PM - 10M including tempo run (5M - 27:33; 5:31 pace)

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