A couple of short runs at an easy pace today, before and after cross country practice. Despite yesterday's run, the legs felt pretty darn good, relatively speaking. Safe to say that's because I only got in 46.3 miles for the week last week, but the two quality tempo runs help make up for the low mileage.
Been thinking a lot about my goals for MDI. I'm not as well prepped as I was for Boston last April (though the heat derailed those race goals). However, I think I'm in better shape for MDI than I was last year.
So numbers wise, that all translates to this: I'm hoping to PR (currently 3:12:09 set at MDI last year). The question is by how much. I'm still kicking around some numbers, but I'm currently thinking under 3:10 is reasonable and around 3:07 is possible. That's based on how my tempo runs have been going. We'll see.
Ran 2.9 miles @ 8:20/mile pace.
Ran 3.1 miles @ 8:08/mile pace.
Lower 70s, sunny.
Brooks Mach 13, shorts, short sleeved shirt.