This week has been different though. I'm in one of my low points with training, but I've been pushing myself to get out there. A few days ago I was feeling good and decided to see how fact I could go. I didn't go too far, but I went fast. In fact, I dropped down to a 7:37 min pace and the rest of my run averaged close to 9 minute miles. Yes, I did walk a bit more, but I was focused on speed, not distance.
I'm still wrapping my mind around the fact I did sprint workouts willingly. Most of my former teammates can tell you how I vehemently hated sprinting and avoided it at almost all costs (of course a coach yelling at you gets you to sprint...). Still, I've come to a realization that I do need to work on sprinting to help my speed. Who knows, maybe I'll drop into 8-something minute miles before Wine and Dine Half???