During the first interval I was a feeling a little uneasy because I was having a difficult time adjusting to the slower pace. Luckily I was able to get into a rhythm after that and was extremely pleased with my workout. 2:23, 2:27, 2:26, 2:25, 2:24, 2:23, 2:23, 2:23, 2:23, 2:23. What excited me the most was how easy this workout felt following the more intense work of previous weeks. I did not feel any notable fatigue until the second to last interval but I was able to relax and stay on pace. Justin looked great over the last couple of intervals and I thought about really tearing into the last rep with him but reason prevailed.
We had another comical cool-down despite a few hecklers that tried their best to bait us into a fight. It seems like our society is so focused on posturing right now. Why everyone has such a desperation to prove their toughness with their fists is beyond me. Since I was dangerously close to a total bonk I kept running while visualizing the bowl of Dove chocolates that Mary had left on the kitchen table. I was psyched about the solid afternoon of training.
I am not sure about the plan for this weekend yet. I want to do the snow shoe race at Northfield Mountain but I would also like to do a longer tempo effort on the roads. Mostly, I just want to sleep on Saturday and prepare for an awesome Super Bowl Sunday.