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Exit crankiness

I felt like this before the workout

Sometimes the best workouts stem from when you least want to be there. Ever feel that?

Last night as I was finishing up work for the day, thoughts of going home, throwing on sweats and having a beer entered my head. My energy was depleted and I felt absolutely fatigued. Yet the other side of me kept yelling “November 7!” and “you know you’ll feel better”. The mind is powerful. Even going to the subway I thought about hopping the subway and heading home.

What happened? With @SpeedySasquatch tapering for Chicago (woohoo! Kill it!), the workout wasn’t too rigorous. 6×800. I knew it’d still be tough on tired legs. Tired legs that had not rested in 5 days. Apparently, they’re still speedy and faster?

6×800 (or .52 on the great lawn track)

1. 3:31  6:45 pace

2. 3:29  6:41

3. 3:30 6:43

4. 3:30 6:43

5. 3:28  6:40

6. 3:26  6:36

Woah. Where did this come from? I was pretty excited to throw this down on tired legs and none of my other pacing buddies around for this workout.  The last time we did this I ran a good 4-5 seconds slower.  I definitely like the consistency.  It tells me I wasn’t running an unreasonable pace and hey, I may actually be getting faster.

It’s encouraging and a good shot in the legs to make that final push to November 7th.  I finished feeling like below.

Finally, it’s that time again!  Phillies!!! It’s time to bring out the October magic boys!!  Let’s go!  Bring the World Championship back to Philly!  Sleep may be an issue in the next month…

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