PM: Flourtown Tempo Loop + Springsdie Track - 9.25 miles. Failed workout.
I attempted the Drew Ladder workout (okay so he probably didn't invent it but he's the only person I've seen do it). I warmed up 4 miles with strides. I got through about 3/4 of a mile and pulled it. A bit of slush and some nasty wind on the backside and I just couldn't hold my concentration.
I cursed the air, cursed myself, my cat, and pretty much everybody's mother. Vowed never to run again, vowed to skip the rest of the spring season. Got back and I checked my watch. 5:12 pace. I'm an idiot. 5:25-5:27 for the mile and the rest around that would have made me happy. I'm both gunshy and anxious at this point and it's not making things go well. Obviously the pacing was the majority of the problem here. Might need to put the pace back on for workouts if I can't find it.
Drove over to Springside Academy and did some hard 400s in lane 2 1/2 (some snow on the inside)
5 x 400 @ mile pace with 60-70 seconds rest
73.7, 75, 76, 76, 74.6
I was okay with those. I mean it was lane 2 1/2 and all.