8 X 1000 on 400 recovery jog.
3:03 (4:54 mile pace)
3:02 (4:52 mile pace)
3:05 (4:57 mile pace)
There's no reason I should have felt like I did this morning... and I'm reluctant to even say this, but these were simple. I never felt like I was pressing and never felt uncomfortable even a little. Relaxed the entire time. Even at 5500ft altitude these felt easier than the session I ran 2 weeks ago at sea level even though I averaged much faster today!
There were 3 other people on the track this morning- my athlete BJ, my once imaginary super model friend Bob, and Chrissie Wellington (Ironman world champ and now world record holder). I thought I would be running alone- funny how Boulder works, it really is a small town. It was really great to see Bob again and when I said I was going to run the last 2 K's under 3:00 he was the voice of reason. He asked "why?" and I had no good response. So I chilled and ran the last 2 easy again saving myself for Thursday's hard tempo run... Bob has my back.