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Mid-week workout on the XC Course

Posted Oct 05 2013 7:41am
AM: 25 min run (oops! Slept in)
PM: 20 min w/u, 20 min c/d
4 x 1 mile @ tempo, 800m @ 5k pace (1.5/2 min rest)
5:49, 2:45
5:44, 2:43
5:45, 2:45
5:48, 2:45

I was irritated that I couldn't get my 800s under 2:40, but I was running this workout solo and the footing was not to my liking. Don't get me wrong, MSU has a fabulous XC course, but it took me about half this workout to get used to the bumpy grass and the holes. And judging by the miles at "tempo" I road the break a little too much on the 800s. Still, in the middle of a great week of miles, I'm pretty happy with how relaxed this session felt.

I'm running Jazz Half in New Orleans on the 12th. There is no elite field but it looks like the race still gets great support from some wicked fast runners. Because I haven't done the work to PR at the half-marathon distance, I would just like to have a successful race before I have to toe the line on Nov 2nd for another 26.2. Today's long run will be a little better judge as to where my current fitness is.
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