... I ran my standard two-days-before-a-race workout today: 3x400m with 3-minute interval (surrounded by the typical warm-up and cool-down stuff). The idea is to run very fast; Mr. Newton always instructed us to run each one 2 seconds faster than the one before. So my "very fast" times? 74, 71, 70.
I've been working in more speed workouts lately, and I'm certainly not slacking off on those days, but I am just slow right now. Between the altitude and the cold-weather clothing I don't think that's an awful workout, but I should be able to run faster than that! I'm really not sure what's up.