Another fun night at the Manitou H.S. Track. A lot of friends showed up to partake of the fun which made the evening so much more enjoyable. Melissa actually rode her bike from home to the track to meet us there as well. Of course she got a ride back in the Jeep and we went for pizza.
The plan was 6x800m with 400m RBI but JT showed up right before my last warmup lap was done and we talked and he said that he planned on doing 6x800 with 200m RBI instead. Personally I didn't like the idea of such a short recovery but I also knew that it would cut the total time of being out there a bit so I decided to go for it too. I will add that I was counting on the last two or three 800's to be absolute crap.
Surprisingly enough it went okay... one mile warm up, 6 x 800m with 200m RBI and then a one mile or so cool down. Times were better than last week overall I think.... 3:12, 3:15, 3:15, 3:19, 3:21, and 3:19.
Melissa and I talked at dinner and I think that we are definitely going to try to go back east to see my folks for Thanksgiving. If we do that I will run the 5K in Frederick again and that will definitely give me something to look forward to.
I still need to write about this weekend's trip to Steamboat and my first time pacing for a 100 mile race. It was a whirlwind weekend with the drive up and back from Steamboat, three hours and fifty five minutes to get there and three hours and forty five minutes to get back. Of course that was solid non-stop driving. The upside of that is now I know that Melissa and I can go up there when we want as it is one of our favorite places a little more easily than we thought before.
I'll stop rambling now but I can't believe that FS I is just a touch over two weeks away! Yikes!
The Jeep gets more work tomorrow... Already thinking engine mods and interior stuff now... oh and new wheels maybe... we'll see.