Jan 23, 2007
Seems nutty to be running 800 meter repeats by quarter after five in the morning, but I succumbed to peer pressure once again and bit the bullet! At first I felt really fresh because I haven't done any type of speedwork in nearly a month. I felt light on my feet and was breathing easy. Near the end of the first 800 I began feeling it! The legs still felt OK, but the breathing became labored and the cold air didn't help. It took me until the 3rd 800 to get a feel for running hard and the 4th and 5th repeats felt great. We finished the 5th repeat 1.75 miles from where we started allowing us a nice cooldown. When we made it back to the homestretch I saw my parents van in the distance. It threw me a little because I'm used to seeing my car. However, my poor little car has a little clutch issue at the moment and is receiving some TLC. Oh yeah, I should also mention that the toenail on the second toe of my left foot fell off again. That' like the 4th time since I started running. It's never black and blue (or yellow for that matter). It just has never recovered from my first marathon when my shoes were probably too tight.