Not sure why but was feeling very down last night as I was thinking and writing about Boston Marathon training last night. I felt happy at first and then a sense of dread. I think I am worried I will be injured again...TWO years of injury and it freaks me out to take it up a notch. Anyway woke up this morning in the same down mood so I think it is partially hormonal. So I just put one foot in front of the other and got myself there. Saw my neighbor busting it out AGAIN on the TM. Last time she was doing Hill work while working on her talk for church. WOW. I cannot focus on hillwork and a talk at the same time!! Her talk was great too. She gave it yesterday in Sacrament. I got yesterday off by surprise when I traded with a coworker. I now will work tomorrow instead. It was so nice to finally have an extra Sunday off. Working every other Sunday has been hard on me. I want to be with my family and my kids are out of school of course on weekends. ANYWAY my plan today was easy 4 x 1 mile repeats. But in my mood getting there was half the battle. Warmed up 2 miles at 8:27 pace and slightly faster by the end of two miles and went right into work out. Repeats were: 6:18, 6:15, 6:11, 6:11 with half mile in between at 1% incline, 8:27 pace. SW at 0 percent cause I am wimpy Julie these days. First three were not bad at all. Last one tough cause usually in the past I have only done 3 repeats. Cooled down 1 mile at 8:27 and then back to 7:47 to 8:00 pace for last 1.5 miles. 10 total.
PM: First OUTDOOR run since December 21 Christmas Group run. It was nice. Went out at 510pm. Warmer than I thought it would be. Sun was still out for entire run. Very pleasant EASY pace run. 8:45 AP. Stop watch on my five mile route. 5/43:46. This run seemed to get out the kinks :D.