September 5th, 2013
Tomorrow the rest of the students show up, and I become a full time teacher, working the next 20 days in a row (not all day every day, but pretty close) and with it being my responsibility to bring my younger daughter to school in the morning, and with my wife getting ready for a marathon, today was literally the last day it was easy to find the time to train (it will get easier again when I am done coaching mountain biking in mid-November). So I went to the track and did 400 meter repeats. This was probably useful training, but mostly it just feels good and is familiar. I ran the first two intervals in lane 6, then two in lane 5, etc. I kept everything between 67 and 69 seconds. And now my legs have that good, faint, post-workout ache. If you read FS news you know I had a solid race up Mt Mansfield, and I am hoping to hold the fitness for two more weeks when I race a flat 10 km. Probably no posts until then, but tune in to see if I can salvage the season with a new PR (31:36 is the target–I have run that time twice, including once on that same course).