I kept telling myself that I would be starting speed work up again in January in the new year but then I saw a magazine cover that had "New Year New You" on it and I thought that was lame. Why do people have to wait for the new year to have a new them. What if you don't want a new you? What if you are happy the way you are. So on that note I decided to start today.
The windiest day of the year.
Okay it wasn't really the windiest but it was really freaking windy! I did a two mile warmup with the first mile going INTO the wind and the second mile was cross ways with the wind so it wasn't as bad.
I did 8 x 400 meter intervals. The first three felt really rough. It may or may not have had anything to do with the hills. I like to think it did. The 4th and 5th were feeling better and the 6th and 7th felt great like my legs were remembering what they needed to do. Okay and it was more downhill at this point too. Then I had to listen to my guts and head for the cover of the bushes in the creek (luckily I carry toilet paper with me).
I then saw these two garbage bags in the ditch. I HATE people that litter. Really you couldn't wait.
Then I noticed Cola doing this and acting weird so I looked over where he was.
A little freaky. So I got out of there and finished my last interval. It was my fastest one.
I did a bit of an easy run for another two miles one mile at half marathon pace and the last mile back home was into the wind. I was wiped out by the time I was done but it felt GREAT to get some speed work in.
I saw a bunch of deer also I tried to get a better picture but by the time I whipped out my camera they were pretty far away.
I know it is a great time to launch a new attitude and goals, but if why do you think you need a new year to do it?