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.