To the track. Felt great on the run, but a little GI deterioration at the end. Luckily, the bathroom at Soldiers' Field was open, and things were put back in order.
Plyometrics6:00  shoes: 9 2007 Saucony
Stretches and running drills.
Run warm up/down 2:00 shoes: 9 2007 Saucony
Two laps with 4 x 100M strides on the straights.
Run intervals 30:36 4.35 mi (7:02 / mi) shoes: 9 2007 Saucony
My goal this week was to run more consistently, or rather not fade hard on the final intervals. Mission accomplished.
Largely, the same guys were here this week. But, the tall, 40ish, skinnyish guy was there (we'll call him "Bob"--not there last week.) He was to prove invaluable.
[Why am I so bad with names?]
I decided to not worry about Terry and the rabbit (tallish dark haired guy). I couldn't do much about them last week, and there were other guys closer to my pace.
I really do think Terry speeds up on later laps. Also, he seems faster (relative to the rabbit) on shorter intervals. The rabbit was far out ahead on the first 1200.
Anyway, "Bob" was great. He seems pretty consistent. I would normally start out ahead of him (except that I drafted off him the whole first interval) but he would pretty consistently pass me on later ones at ~800M, whereupon I would draft on him largely to the end. I think he really kept me going, but not going erratically, as I would have done on my own.
Average lap times were: