This morning was my first try at doing yasso 800s as part of marathon training. (Here's a great article about them.) Basically the theory is that if you run 800s repeatedly throughout training at a consistent time, say 3:20, you'll run a 3:20 marathon. It's been pretty tried and tested, so Kelly and I have decided to incorporate them into our training for Presque Isle. You start at four and build up each week until you're doing ten, then taper off for the race.
Dave and I ran the 2 miles to the track this morning (we saw two deer!) and did two 800s at 3:56 and 4:00. We jogged for 4 minutes in between. I was supposed to do 4 but because of time only did two, then ran the 2 miles back to get ready for work. I'm excited to do these every week... except I imagine doing more than two will start to get kind of tiring.
Last night Dave and I got to spend time with our friends Mark and Lauren, and to see their puppy, Lucy! She's a very lovey dog and crawled right into my lap, like a cat!