Great workout tonight, it is funny how sometimes I have one thing planned and then end up doing something entirely different once I get out on a run. Anyway, we had parent/teacher conferences all day and night. I got out of my last appointment at 8:15 and figured I would just do an easy 4 mile run home and then maybe 3 miles with Sunny. I then planned to get up early and do 5 x mile repeats @ LT pace. Well, once I left the school the temp's were so nice so I headed straight for Hurricane High, it was already pretty dark, but as I got closer I realized the lights were on at the track. It turns out there was an 8th grade football game going on and it was only in the second quarter, so I just figured hey might as well do the mile repeats right now under the lights. I don't know what it is but I've always enjoyed running under the lights, maybe it goes back to high school and how everyone thought football players were cool, because they played under the lights, so when we as runners got to run under the lights we thought we were cool.
After the 2 mile warm-up from the Intermediate School I was ready to get right into the workout. It didn't really bother me that people were trying to watch the game, I just figured I had my i-pod going and I would do my thing.
5 x 1 mile with 400m recovery
1-5:47- Feeling good
2-5:46-Start of my second repeat and start of the second half of the football game
3-5:39- 9:00 pm and 78 degrees, very nice
4-5:45- Feeling a little tired, got a quick drink
5-5:48- Glad to be done, but really still feeling pretty good. The game got over on this repeat and they were not wasting much time turning the lights off. I had to hurry to finish up.
Did 2.5 mile cool-down home
Overall, very pleased with this workout and I feel my running is going pretty good right now. Hopefully, I can avoid any sickness or injuries the next few weeks and then see how things turn out in the marathon.