September 12th: Tried to get out of bed before 6am, but I failed. Ran with Goupil at 6:25ish. 3 miles (23:10). Extra cold out this morning so I went with full tights, long sleeve, pullover, winter cap, and gloves. 3 eggs overeasy for breakfast. Made some lunch quickly. Dropped my car off at Clifton Park Auto Repair for a 4 wheel alignment. Goupil picked me up to carpool to work. Work 8am-4:30pm. Double decker PB&J, strawberries/raspberries, and a Clif Bar.
Picked up my car. Back to the apartment to change up and get ready for the workout. Made it down to UAlbany by 5:50am. 3 mile warmup (20 + strides). Legs felt good and I was ready for the tough workout ahead. 6xmile with 800 rest. Half marathon pace (5:10-5:15). The rest was a plus so I decided to keep it at a good clip. I ate a whole bunch of peanut M&Ms throughout the day so I used the port-o-potty right before I started the workout. Phew! Good thing. Workout went like this:
5:09 (3:19 rest)
5:08 (3:25 rest)
5:06 (3:20 rest)
5:01 (3:20 rest)
4:56 (3:21 rest)
4:52 (3:25 rest)
I am pumped about this workout. THe last two intervals were smooth and even split. 50:28 total time for the 9 miles. 5:36 pace. 3 mile cooldown (20:33).
5 Guys Burgers and Fries. I treated myself with Vanilla Rootbeer, Lime Coke, and Raspberry Hi-C. It was heaven. The amazing machine that allows to have whatever kind of drink you want. Burger with mushrooms, onions, mayo, BBQ sauce and hot sauce. They added bacon (even though I didn't order it), but removed it off because I like bacon by itself. It overpowers the sandwich.
Home by 9pm. Showered and bed at a decent hour.
18 miles on the day. Productive day with my best workout of my running career (so far). Sweetness!