I just wanted to crow about my workout today. I ran an extended warm-up of just over three miles, then six 800s (not sure of the exact distance, but it was pretty close to 800). During the warm-up my legs felt heavy and sore, and I was on the verge of postponing the intervals until tomorrow. But when I circled around to the stadium, I decided to just go for it. My persistence paid off! The workout went perfectly. The only thing was, I wish I could be more exact with the distance. I knew it was close to 800, but it was almost certainly at least a little short. But anyway, the one thing I did know was that I was doing the exact same distance for each rep. The splits were: 3:10, 3:09, 3:06, 3:08, 3:07, and 3:06. The pace was actually too fast; but it felt comfortably hard throughout the workout. Since I'm pretty sure I was short of 800 meters, I think I'm okay on that score. I was worried that I'd started out too fast, but the first one was actually the slowest one!
If I was worried after my disastrous long run on Sunday, I'm not anymore. I feel pretty confident now, and I can't wait to tackle another race. I also can't wait to do another long run, so I can feel more confident about that too.
Also, I just want to say how much I LOVE Daylight Savings Time. It was absolutely HEAVENLY to run my entire workout in the daylight, arriving home as the sun was setting. It was an indescribably wonderful feeling to jog slowly home after my workout with the last rays of the sun warming me, feeling deliciously worn out and proud of myself. This was how I used to feel after a successful track workout. I love running!