Where have I been? Healing! Mentally, physically -- but it doesn't mean I've been a couch potato. Jenny has had me out to Val's One-To-One fitness north of Lucan about once a week, and Coach Brian keeps dragging me out to "easy runs" (for him) most Wednesdays -- anywhere from 4 to 10 miles at around an 8 min./mile pace.
So my goal this year was to _not_ do a marathon -- at least not a tough one. But at Speed Work tonight, I did say the words "marathon" to the Legendary John Ferguson -- that I would be okay to pace someone(s) to a 4 hour marathon, if anyone was looking for a pace bunny. So, there it is -- I _may_ be training for a marathon -- or maybe not.
Today, it was speed work. Johnny said we could do 3, 4, 5 or 6 repeats of 600 m. So Jenny and I chose 6. Here are my splits:
So, not bad. An average of 2:21 per 600 m. = 3:55 per kilometre. I wasn't sure if these were good times or not, but in looking at Johnny's pacing charts, these splits would have me somewhere between a 3:15 and 3:30 marathon (closer to 3:15, actually). So I was pretty happy when I saw those numbers!