Not too many of the regular Keenyans have been making it to the Wednesday workouts. It was good to see Erin again, so I would have someone to run with. It was a beautiful day, but I was still a little sore from Sunday's Pisgah race. I must have done a little tear or something in my ribcage on one of my tumbles on the trail. It has been quite painful to get up and in some positions, but running hasn't bothered it too much. I wanted to do something fairly easy, so Erin and I decided to do 6X400, and then we added on a few 200s at the end. Andy and Clint were doing 800s. Clint looked great after his 50K, and Andy won his race this weekend. So no matter who shows up, there are always good running stories to trade. It was a little windy, and the back stretch was into the headwind. There was probably a 2 second difference depending on which side of the track you were on. Erin and I were going to try to keep it easy, about 1:30 with a 200 jog rest interval. I felt pretty good in spite of my sore rib, and was able to go a little faster with each rep. Erin was super consistent, keeping each one at about 1:28. I am looking forward to some good early training, and possibly some racing before I start looking ahead to Boston in the spring.
Here are the results
1:29 / 1:25 / 1:25 / 1:24 / 1:22 / 1:24
38 / 39