I got to the track and was happy to see that I had it all to myself. (Yeah, surprisingly there was no one else there before 5am, crazy, I know.) Since my whole goal of this morning was to get my workout done and get home in time to take a shower before Dan needed to be up and getting ready for work I wasted no time in getting started. I dropped my coat and my water off and headed off on my first 1600. 6:30. Well, no complaints there. Couple quick recovery laps and then #2. 6:29. Guess I was feeling pretty speedy this morning. (Maybe it was my newish Pearl iZumi Streak shoes that claim to be "engineered for when speed is the focus". Might not be just a gimmick.) Another 800, then #3. 6:34. I wasn't really into that one and was thinking way too much about everything except running for the first half of it and was lucky to snap out of it for the second half in time to salvage a somewhat consistent time. More recovery laps then #4. A while ago I was swimming on a masters swim team and had a coach that would constantly yell at us on our workouts "Last one best one". It has most definitely stuck with me and tends to be my chant for all my track workouts. So, 4 quick laps of "last one best one" going through my head led to my final 1600. 6:28. All in all it was a fair amount better than my last mediocre track session and I came away with still a surprisingly amount of spring in my step... at least enough to run home and have 20 minutes to shower before Dan got up. Mission accomplished!
So, "what apout quests?" I'm so glad you asked. Today I am embarking on a quest to find "the perfect race day shirt". I don't know about you, but when I am doing an important race or want to do something spectacular I have it in my mind that I need to wear something special. I think that running my first (of hopefully many) marathon requires "something special". I think I have it mostly together but I am missing the top. I have a picture in my mind of what I want, but have not been able to locate it yet. I know I want it to be bright (I don't want my family to have any trouble spotting me), preferably yellow, sleeveless, and it has to fit just right... oh and it can't cost a fortune... or even half a fortune for that matter. I've spent
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