This morning I ran a 5K time trial with my grandfather doing the timing. I was kind of nervous before starting, because my training hasn't been that great lately. It was nice and cool but a little humid. I finished in a time that tied my personal record that I set in Singapore. If I know I was going to be at the same time, I could have found some energy from somewhere to have finished much faster. Oh well. I was very pleased with the result, because I was running this all alone.
After wards my grandfather and I ran to complete 10 miles. We started out at 8:00 per mile and each mile gradually increased the speed, and finished the last mile in 6:30.
Today's workout was a confidence builder.
(One thing I have noticed. Last week I did 60 miles of running. I have found that for me 50 to 60 miles is the optimal distance. When I put in a 100-mile week, I found that I was not able to put 100% into my harder workouts. I think I will try to stick with around 60 miles per week for a while.)