I know, I know..... IMFL is stil 27 days out. Bolder says my life should be consumed with IMFL right now, which it is, except that I need to look beyond to keep from getting depressed. Because, when it is all over, I will get depressed. Marathoners call it PMD -- Post Marathon Depression. In fact, I've had a little of that this past week, following the Chesapeake Man AquaVelo (and running 15 miles the day after that.) I've been tired, and I've felt like I shouldn't have to train, because my event was over. It's been hard to jerk myself awake and say, "Hey, you haven't DONE your event yet, get out there and run!!!"
So, as I wrote in NEW QUEST, I am thinking marathon PR for next fall. Well, not an all-time PR, but a PR for the last 5 years and, as I said, hopefully, HOPEFULLY, a ticket to Boston. Except I'll still have to buy my own ticket....
I'm not doing speedwork, not yet. But on short runs, like an hour or so, I'm running myself a little faster than I really would like to be running, and I'm trying for negative splits.
I'm happy right now. Just did 6 miles in 58:09; trip out, 30:42, trip back, 27:27. 3:15 negative split! 9:09 pace on the return trip, yay!
Now I'm going out to see what I can do with my bike computer to make it visible around my new aero bottle, for tomorrow's ride. Going to take some engineering, I'm afraid.