Yeah, so, no augmentation for me. Sorry if the joke wasn't transparent, but now that I know how easy it is to lie to you, I'm going to start doing it more often. Probably more to the point, you think my mental state is totally unpredictable these days and could see me doing just about anything. But new boobs isn't one of those things. I'd rather spend the money on my summer trip-of-a-lifetime and add more heft to my resume of spiritual experience than my torso.
My speed workout the other day drove this point home. The 10 x 600 w/ 400m intervals was a raging success*, with an emphasis on "raging." It was quite the session of ass-kicking hell, complete with walkers in Lane 1 who might have heard me drop the F-bomb several times when they didn't move over in response to my wind-sucking approach from behind. Nate insisted afterward that this workout is brutal but a great indication of fitness for the desired speed.
All I know is, if I added several pounds of weight to my chest, the workouts would be that much harder. Let's not make things harder. I've been known to chop off six inches of my hair and hope that the weight loss might improve my times. Not that this mentality has kept my hand off the chocolate chip cookies. One must draw the line somewhere. Cut hair, not calories, I like to say.
This weekend I cross the half-marathon mark in mileage in my training for the Covered Bridges Half. I'm intrigued by half-marathon training and the marked differences between it and marathon prep. My longest run before the race will be 16 miles, obviously farther than the actual event. This weekend I do 14. I've decided that if I break 1:40 in the race, I'll try to BQ in the fall, and if I don't break 1:40, I'll train for a fall 50k.
Which leads me to the summer running adventure that will be dropped in the middle of my training for either option. I'm not disclosing where I'm going until I buy the ticket, but it's going to be far. I'm still working on the logistics of it, but I have the notion the trip might change me. Augmentation, indeed.
And no, I'm not going to Thailand for cheap implants.
*I came in well under goal times on each split, averaged a 7:31 pace for the 10k, and got a new 10k PR. Does that count? Or does it have to be in a race? It was a 46:36 for the 10k, including walker dodging, which makes it more authentically like a 10k if you ask me.