This is what sub 29 minutes for 10 km looks like.
It looks fast on video and it was fast in real life!
Tonight I ran my Tuesday Tempo. John instructed me to take it a little easy tonight and run half my usual tempo. I ran 25 minutes and I think I ran a little harder then I should have. I was feeling a little frustrated after work today and felt the need to run away some of this disenchantment. My warm up did not feel that great. I cycled quite aggressively both too and from work. I am also absolutely exhausted from trying to have a social life as well as a work life and a training life. Spending 14 hours driving on the weekend on top of all my workouts and minimal sleep has also had a negative effect on my body and mind. As has been my trend I ran half the tempo on trails and the other half on the Sea Wall. Once into the tempo it went by very fast. The frustration I felt manifested in a need to hurt and go hard, not a good mindset for a tempo (workout or race yes!). Tempo is supposed to be controlled and sub threshold. My run was not sub threshold but felt really good. It was nice to hammer and feel great. Tonight, as I write this post, I am having some symptoms of running too hard, including a bit of cramping. This will be my only real workout this week as I am racing Friday night, I think... (comment on reasons supporting and against racing a 5 km this Friday night if you so choose).
More Prefontaine details to come!