Friday, September 24, 2010

I believe I can fly...

Day 69 Bike 88 min - 28km, Run 100 min - 18 km

Total on week (as of Thursday) 642 minutes

While it was cold on the way to work the roads were dry for the first time in a very long time. In fact it was even dry enough I could ride up the final dirt hill without slipping tires. Work was another busy long day and I didn't get to the gym for my interval session until 6:30.

It was a great interval session. Opening mile very comfortable at 9:00 with the knee loosening up nicely. Started the 10 min cycles with my first mile at 6:31, then 6:35, then 6:31, then 6:35. By that time I realized that I was running pretty comfortable and decided to try running a 6:27 and it went just fine. At this stage I decided to use some positive thinking and kept telling myself I believe I can run the rest of the intervals at 6:27, which I did for #6, 7 and 8. Was still feeling great and decided to work the last one and ran a 6:06. I think it was back in 2007 last time I ran a mile repeat that fast and I only did 6 of them that night.

I finished off with a bike ride home (in the dark) and was very happy with how well my running is coming back together.

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