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November 18, 2018

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Member Since:

Feb 08, 2015

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

Certified road course PR's:

Mile: 4:38.0 (Florida, May 2015)

5K: 15:51 (Florida, April 2017)

10K: 34:31 (Florida, Sept. 2015)

15K: 50:07 (Florida, Feb. 2017)

1/2 Marathon: 1:12:33 (Florida, Feb. 2017)

Marathon: 2:47:56 (FL, Nov. 2015)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Upcoming Races

None

Personal:

I started running in 2010 and have (mostly) kept it a habit ever since!  

Miles:This week: 31.25 Month: 175.75 Year: 2473.31
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.103.0012.10

AM: Finally did a workout seriously!  I wanted to quit/almost talked myself out of it after the first two 800s.  Actually, I was talking myself out of the 1st 800 interval and almost dropped back to pace other runners.  I am happy I hung up there with Anthony again.  He was definitely surprised I was there, but I presume thankful as well.  

The workout was 6x800 with 400 recoveries.  Splits (from lane two)-  2:36, 2:34, 2:32, 2:34, 2:32, 2:31

I am also thankful to report that I did have more in me- I just was not willing to push myself for the first five intervals, so I figured it would be a bit moot to do it on the last one, particularly when Anthony was so consistent with helping me along.  I did not want  to compete, I simply wanted to share the success (at least success on my end!)

Overall, this was a fun experience and I am  happy I did not acquiesce to my negative thoughts.  This might be a turning point for me, so I will try another workout on Friday on tired legs to see if  I can create a habit of perseverence.

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