Haven't done a true tempo run or actual speed work, but I'm getting more runs in at better paces. In fact, all runs this week had portions in which I turned it on a bit. Today was good and I feel more comfortable running harder. It's not as difficult as it was a few weeks ago, which signals that with the better mileage this month, I'm regaining some fitness. If I get the big long run this weekend plus a short one as well, I'll have my highest mileage since ... gasp... September. (Well, not nearly close to September, but all the months in between were pretty paltry.)
Which reminds me: oh my, my first race is creeping up. In fact, it's only 8 days away! Oh my lord, should I start reading about prepping for an 8K? I think some speed work is necessary this weekend. Any tips?
Oh, did 10.5K in just over 50 minutes.
Now I have to count all the miles I've put into my current pair of shoes. More on that next post.