Okay. I’m out of shape. Clearly, I have a lot of work ahead of me. So here’s how the speed work went:
Lap 1 – 2:12
Lap 2 – 2:11
Lap 3 – 1:58
Lap 4 – 2:33
I started walking on the last lap after my left lung fell out. I then walked laps 5-8 at a pace that would ensure I could keep my right lung.
That’s my problem – when I get winded I slow down. Or rather, shut down. I’ve gotten out of the habit of pushing myself. I need to start channeling my old Chicago training mojo. I know I can do this. I know I can run a marathon faster than 4:57.