This morning I went to the track to see how I could do without other runners to help me along. In that sense, I was all by my lonesome, but I wasn't all alone because a few aids and a teacher from my kids' school were there, as were my kids. I had a nice mug of tea before we went in none other than my Packer mug! When we got to the track Bugs and Punky were off and running before I even set my water down. They did not make it far and soon they were walking and I was lapping them. One of their friends showed up with his mom and so the three were busy having fun.
I have changed the days around on my training schedule to accommodate summer vacation. I am still getting all my runs done, but just not on the day they may be scheduled. My amended schedule called for 10 x 30/30. 30 seconds fast, 30 seconds jog and do it ten times over. Last time I was with my USA Fit group and my 30 fast averaged 8.0 mph (8 repeats). Today I had to two more repeats and my average was 8.3 mph. I think my garmin is not working properly: I was determined to have my last fast 30 seconds about the same as my first so I went at what I thought was the same pace only to have it say I ran an ave of 6:12/mi for 30 seconds. I don't think that is possible, even for 30 seconds.
I have to say that this information does not tell me much. When I got home last week from my first track session I asked ADP to explain to me what all the numbers were. We figured it out somewhat, but I'm still not sure what I'm trying to accomplish with this.
Last week this happened, RIP running glasses: