I am once again using the FIRST training program for my up coming marathon. 3 key runs per week (speed, tempo, and long) and cross training 3 days.
So this weekend was cross training. We had another beautiful weekend and I took full advantage and went on 2 two hour rides. Ok so The Plan only calls for 30-45 minutes of cross training but it was too nice and I have been enjoying riding too much to limit my rides.
But I was concerned that the extra saddle time would leave my legs trashed for this morning speed work. Casey was running a fever all weekend and so had to stay home from school this morning. I waited til she woke up, took her temp, gave her Mortrin, and got her comfortable in my bed with her laptop before I headed out at 9am. It is a good thing it has been cooler here. I did the one mile warm up then started on the 4 x 800s. I was surprised and happy to hit within goal range on all 4. 3:38, 3:43, 3:37 and 3:42. A 10 minute cool down and I had my first sucessful run in a while.