Okay so maybe "running extremely near sighted" would be a more appropriate title :)
My contacts were bothering me on the bike rides this weekend so I didn't want to risk irritating my eyes and opted for no contacts during my swim yesterday, none for my walk/jog with David last night, and none for the run tonight. I attempted to run in my glasses but they are not designed for running and kept sliding down my nose. So I was hitting the track with less than perfect vision tonight.
Only 4 of us showed tonight and all of us either raced this weekend, rode long, or were planning on racing this weekend. So we opted for mile repeats. The warm up felt forced to me so I thought for sure I was going to be pretty slow. I figured I would aim for 10k pace or around 7:15s. I was pleasantly surprised when the first mile came in at 6:52 comfortably. Not too shabby! Perhaps we can hold this tonight. Second mile 6:50. Nice and steady almost every 400 was right on. Feeling really geeked now since this was my 5k pace this weekend and this did not feel forced at all tonight. Third mile 6:52. Awesome. Fourth mile picked it up just a notch for a 6:39. I will take it! With the 2 mile warm up and mile cool down I got in 7.75 miles tonight.
I am getting tired of being the only one at my pace on the track. Tonight I was the only girl to boot. I am hoping to find someone right around my pace and get them to the track so we can feed off of each other. Right now I just have to push myself and try not to fall too far behind the speedsters.
The rain held off until our mile cool down and then it misted lightly on us. Enough to make the ride home chilly. I have the space heater going right now. The sun peaked out for a few minutes on the drive home so maybe I will be able to catch an hour of sunlight tomorrow for a bike ride. We'll see!