Two days after the race and I am back on the track to pump out some 400 repeats. I did a dozen of them and at a quicker pace than the last set of 400s I did a month ago. Last time I did 10x at about 1:50-1:55. Today they rolled in from 1:45-1:50.
I pushed the repeats hard today too; especially after I dropped off from running with Michelle in New Haven. I used to think of us as equals on the race course but she whipped me Monday and I am now more motivated. The speed is important and next will be the endurance.
This weekend there will be no lolly-gagging through the 18 miler. I will be focused with a plan; sort of like that crazy Dianna is on race day. I have to plan the route, the planted water, Powerade and Gu stations, the pace and whatever else comes to mind - oh, and shorts-socks-shoes combo. No need for a shirt.
Michelle got my attention in New Haven when she asked me to confirm what she already knew: Marine Corps Marathon is in eight weeks. Yikes!