This morning’s schedule called for an easy 4-mile run with 4 x 100m stride outs at the end. My plan was to do this in my Saucony Hattoris since I’m trying to increase my total “barefoot” mileage. I woke up very late to meet Nathan, so I sent him a text to start without me and I would intersect him at some point on the route.
Trying to catch up with Nathan made my splits a little uneven, but all were very easy recovery miles. This felt really good after the hard track workout last night. I’m a little sore after track, but nothing that interfered with the run this morning. By the time we came to the 4 x 100m stride outs, my legs felt really, really good and I thoroughly enjoyed the short bursts of going fast.
It turned out to be a perfect morning with sunny skies and temps around 40 degrees. Tomorrow the temps are supposed to start going back up with lows only into the 50s overnight after 3 straight days in the 30s. Our group is meeting tomorrow at LP Field for a 12-14 mile run using the route for the second half of the Country Music Marathon that will be two weeks from Saturday. I’m glad to be getting this preview run since I’ll be leading the 4-hour pace group for the marathon. I’ve run the first half of the course many times, but have never run the second half after they changed it for last year’s race.