1. Yesterday was a speedwork day. I was supposed to do the workout on Wednesday, but life got in the way and I ended up not being able to run. Good thing I'm tapering!
I ran my new favorite workout: 2-mile repeats, running 2x2mile at 8:20 pace, then running 800 at 7:15 pace and a 400 at 6:45 pace. I had wanted to run another 800 and another 400 but the kids needed me to be done. Overall, though, I loved the workout!
3. If you're in the New Jersey area and looking for an event to run, walk or bike in May, I have one for you! The 4th Annual Health Trek on May 12. The event raises money for the Joseph Enright Foundation, "a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the community about melanoma and other skin cancers as well as working with medical professionals to prevent this deadly skin cancer." You can learn more about the event on their web site. It looks fun!
4. My long run this weekend is 16 miles and I'm going it alone this time. I've been running with others for almost all of my long runs this training cycle and I think I need to prove to myself that I can push it and run strong when I'm out there alone. So, I'm going to set out for 16 miles and I plan to run the middle miles at marathon goal pace.