Stress sucks.....stress at work, stress at home, people stressing you out etc, it all sucks! But what is worse is a stress fracture. Unfortunately one of my running buddies (Kay) is suffering from this terrible injury :( I am sad to lose a great running partner and I hope you take care of yourself so you can get well soon!
Today was speed work on the track: We warmed up and then did 1x1600 (a mile) and then 4x400 with a 200 meter break in between each 400. Since my other running buddy (Amy) is playing hooky this week and was probably somewhere laying on the beach drinking a six pack, Pam was nice enough to run with me. She is so sweet, she said "I guess I'll try to be Amy today". It was nice having someone to run with but if you are going to pretend to be Amy you will have to complain more!
Running with Pam definitely pushed me today - I did my mile in 8:02 and the 400s were all right under 2 minutes!!! Our target was a 5k pace....we'll see if I can keep that pace up for 3 miles (somehow I'm doubting that will happen). It is important to note that very little talking took place during today's run so perhaps we CAN run faster if we don't talk as much. Today's run was very encouraging. Oh and don't worry Amy, I'd much rather talk than run fast!