Tough workout. It was pretty windy and I’m sore from weights yesterday.
Warmups, mile warmup, then 2 laps easy and straight into an 80% for 3 miles. First mile on the track, block lap and added to make a mile, last mile on the track. I tried keeping it more even this time around instead of killing the first mile and dying hard. I like this way better. Hit 6:19, 12:42 (6:23), 19:37 (6:55). That last mile I struggled, again just tried to finish. On the bright side it’s 5 seconds faster than last week’s 80. Next was 9x400s in place of the whistle hills we usually do. I seriously considered just doing 2 and dropping because I felt like crap and mentally didn’t think I could handle it. But, when it got around to it I couldn’t drop. I just couldn’t. I knew I’d hate myself too much. So I took it one at a time and told myself the pace didn’t matter, just finish. I am discouraged that my times were so slow when it felt so hard to run them, but I did what I could. I will have to work on having a better mentality the next time around.
400s: 94, 94, 94, 93, 95, 94, 94, 92, 90.
1.25 cool down to get to 9.
Hip/piriformis is tight again, stretched it out well after practice. Also, I have a minor strain in a tendon in my ankle (forgot the name). It’s been bugging for a good month but I ignored it haha. Probably not good but I knew it was something I could run through. But it flared up pretty bad today. Nate says it’s fine to run on still so sweet! Iced that real well.