In many cases there is benefit to looking to the past when trying to improve for the future, but today my focus was on staying in the present, and trying to put yesterday’s poor workout completely behind me.
As has become the norm for a Tuesday, today’s scheduled called for 50 minutes at easy pace with 6 x 100m stride outs at the end. John had told me yesterday to feel free to modify the plan as necessary if my legs felt trashed this morning, so I just decided to take it as I went. The heat and humidity are still really nasty in Nashville right now. Even at 6am it was almost 80º with humidity at 90%.
Nathan and I met at the main gates of Percy Warner Park, and did a route through the streets of Belle Meade. Overall I felt really good today, and not significantly different than any other Tuesday morning run after a hard Monday workout. Our first two miles were over 9:00min pace, and then we settled into a nice 8:40ish pace for the remainder of the 50 minutes.
When we got back to the main gates we did our 6 x 100m stride outs back and forth on the main drive. I approached these pretty tentatively after yesterday’s troubles, but ended up feeling fantastic running fast. I couldn’t quite keep up with Nathan, but still finished with a 5:30 average pace for the strides.
In total we completed just over 6.3-miles with an average pace of 8:43 per miles. Good confidence boost after feeling dead yesterday.