To keep training alive and active I believe I will run the South Shore Half on 4/1. Basic plodding at 9:00 to 10:00 on the roads and perhaps slower on the trails no gonna get me to 7:50 on 5/13. I believe breaking 1:30 is a bit of a stretch goal, but if I wanna get reasonably close to 3 on 10/1 I best start figuring out what that pace feels like. I ran 5 on the mill today in MI @ 7:13 pace and I was ready to blow my brains out. I have to cap tempos at 4 miles on the mill because I just can't take it, plus it is stuffy in there. At this point I'll do a variety of 8 x 600 or 6 x 800 and 3 or 4 mile tempos. I think occasionally I'll do a 2 mile lightning workout to tingle my racing senses.
At some point I should introduce hills once a week. It just seems right, but it's hard to pour in everything. Plus hills have always been a strong point for me. You see that there? I'm trying to skip hill work for Ice Age. Is anyone checking on me? I'm over here trying to make a go of it and no one says jack.
Shooting for 55+ this week. Faster workout to happen Wednesday and 17 on Saturday. Not sure where, but possibly the trails. I'm having no problem getting guys to agree that we up tempo some longer runs on the Ice Age course (when the snow is gone). I'm guessing some 9:00 work or better, but that sounds easy typing it. F-F-F-Flashbacking can be dangerous...there is no pain you are receiving....the dream is gone. Any time you throw sub 8 out there for Ice Age we come out of the woodwork. The final question is getting to be...am I no longer capable?
Pack a lunch.