After a long night and early Saturday morning of hosting my annual St. Patty's Day 5k, I took to the streets for a long run workout. I had pretty low expectations. I was exhausted and all I wanted to do was sleep. But...sleeping is for the weary on those training for Boston.
So after a 4-mile warmup, I jumped into a 4-mile tempo run at 5:15 pace. Actually hit 5:09, 5:14, 5:13 and 5:14. I was surprised I hit my times, frankly. Then I jogged for 12 minutes before jumping into the hill workout portion of the workout where I did 6x1 minute hard with 2 mins jog in between. The first couple felt harder than the last couple. Ran back home which included going up the Parkway. Satisfied with this weeks training especially given all that was going on.