Trails, Track & Push-ups
Today I ran over to the trails to meet a friend for a trail run. It was shady in the woods and I didn't notice how warm it was until we left the woods and we were in the sunshine at the end of our run. After the trail run, I ran home and had a second mini-breakfast of half a peanut butter sandwich with two dried apricots and honey on it - 3 or 4:1 ratio of carbs to protein makes a good post-workout snack.
This was a step-back week for me at only 30 miles, but next week I'll pick it up again. I ran 4 x 800 on the track this week. I can't remember the last time I ran 800's. I used McMillan's Running Calculator to see how fast I should run. (Input a previous race time to see your goal paces.) My goal was 3:53, based on my 3:57 marathon finish in January. I was on the slow side on my 800's. I came across an informative Wise Running blog post with some tips on running faster that may be helpful.
During my strength training sessions, I've been doing push-ups (on my toes). My arms feel like they're going to collapse when I get to the last 2-3! To see how many I can do is a fun challenge.