8.02.2005

New Haven 20K

Susan made me do it. I couldn't stand to wait until next summer to go back to Rhode Island. Then Southwest sent me an email that made it impossible not to go back - $49 each way! So I booked flights and called my buds in New England. Susan reminded me the RBF NE gang is running in New Haven on Labor Day. Let me just say: I AM IN! Well I haven't signed up yet but I am in training.
Today I went over to the track. Prescribed session: 2x1600 at 10K pace and 6x200 at 5K pace. Based on my race history I targeted 8:30 on the 1600s and 1:00 on the 200s. Well if I could just learn my paces for 10K and 5K I might be able to do that but nooooo ... I had to show off to the marathon trainees working out there this morning (some were targeting the Richmond Marathon).
So I burned the 1600s in 7:57 and 8:02 and my six 200s went down at an average :51. And I felt great. No significant loss of speed or endurance on any repeats. Maybe I need to reset my target time for the 20K in New Haven. Wait ... they have hills in Connecticut.
Any chance Jon will break off from the Michigan summer and get home for the race? What are his chances lately?

7 comments:

Jank said...

Excellent! Cannot wait!

Sarah said...

Yay!!! I'm excited you're going to be coming back our way :-)

Running Chick said...

WOOO HOOOO!!!!

How could you resist the siren's call? (there are a few sirens at work here, I think)

Jon (was) in Michigan said...

You lucky dog!

Jon's chances? Two: slim and none. :(

Susan said...

Yeah, it's all my fault:) It was all the beach, I know. I'll stand back and watch you and Karen go head to head. See ya soon!

Mia Goddess said...

David, I like the way you think. School hasn't even started and you're planning your next vacation! Sounds like fun, too.

Bex said...

That's so great y'all are running together. I'm envious! And way to go on those interval repeats. We might have to start calling you Speed Racer ....