Did intervals today to get some speed back after not being able to do anything faster than 8:39 (ave) for the past 2 weeks. It was physically impossible at 1.65 miles of altitude.
But doing it today is good timing. It takes about a day to recover from each mile of a hard effort, so I should recover from today's 4 in before the HM. Still not in peak speed shape, judging from what I could manage today. Not bad, though. Better to be a little undertrained than a little over-trained, though.
Workout: 1 mi warm-up (was ready after 0.5, but I thought it wouldn't hurt to ride it out for another 0.5, get in a bit more mileage, etc) @ 7.5mph. 4 x [0.5 @ 9mph, 0.25 @ 7.5mph).
I had to mentally (mostly) push myself to go through the last one, but my body was mostly okay with it. My tummy was a little uncomfy b/c I had too many chips for dinner. Ok, though.
The workout was good stress relief. Much to do before tomorrow morning. I may wake up at 3am to start working. I need to clean my apartment, too. Eh... I guess it will be good to be back in my bed again.
Oh yeah... update on the stress fractury thing. It was better today, after a night's sleep. My legs were sore today, not from the 5er yesterday, but due to the eccentric muscle contractions descending the steep pyramid stairs. I was normal again by nighttime, though, so the run was fine.
4.0 in 29:20, 7:20 ave. Nice. A good workout.