Purdue Track - Sharpening Workout 8.25 miles total
3 mile warm up, few drills, then strides
2 x 800 (2:46.6, 2:54) slow 400 jog recovery
4 x 400 (75.4, 77.4, 77, 77) 60-65 seconds rest
3 mile cool down
The 800s were not great. Terrible as far as pacing goes. I wanted 2:45 or faster but I just never got going and I was sucking humid air. The 400s were better, but I could have pushed a little bit to get them all at 75 or at least 76. Originally I had 200 meter jogs but I decided to walk. I also had 2 x 200 very hard but decided it was enough for today.
Not feeling great about my running. Thinking too much about where I've been and where I think I should be. Part of the problem is trying to run in warmer, humid conditions. It's not terrible right now, but much harder than running in the 30s and 40s. It's early though. Still not into the 7 week cycle for Beach to Beacon.
Managed to get two classes to teach this fall in Philadelphia. The pay ain't great, but it looks like I will continue to have mornings for running and some days off to do workouts, grade, write, and run again in the afternoon. Not bad.
PM: Purdue Cross Country Course - 4.2 miles, averaged 10:11. Ran with my friend Jim. Kept it extremely easy because he's trying to get back into running. I should have been doing afternoon runs with him more. I really enoyed our run.