After a couple of miles of easy running I started the work. At Interval #6 my body was saying HALT!!! but I kept going. I7 & I8 were ok but I was getting desperate at I9. When I finished I9, I knew I was going to make it. Only 3 more. Total success.
Frederick The Great, King of Prussia whispered in my ears throughout the work out: "One does as one wishes with the body - when the soul says quick march it obeys."
Then a complicated week full of meetings, plus a couple of nice dinners (Macadamia Crusted Mahi-Mahi in mango coolie sauce @ Chart House, Alexandria, VA) pushed Tempo for another day, like today, when I am supposed to do my long run. Oh well, Sunday will be Easter, no long run this week was decided.
Back in Seattle on Saturday I got ready for a tempo session @ Boeing gym. Full of energy and enthusiasm my tempo was a disaster. I ran 2 miles easy and when switched to Tempo (9:40) my legs became so heavy that only could run 1/2 mile. Frederick The Great words didn't resonate this time. I couldn't understand what happened, especially after the intervals success of the week, but decided not to even bother on finding a reason. I quit and went home.
After arriving from the so-called tempo, I took my gloves, ear band, breath thermo jacket and went running around Lake Serene in front of our home (1.6 miles). The day was a little bit cold (42F/6C) but absolutely sunny. My legs were still heavy, but at least I added more mileage to the already short week.
Have y'all a Happy Easter!!!!
PS: The Mahi-Mahi was delicious. I amply recommend it.