AM- Big Workout- first track workout of the year for me. Like Cody said at the end, it was a puker. Literally. Cody and I met at 5:30 and ran to PW, meeting Paul along the way. We did about 4 miles warmup, then 2 miles of tinman tempo (well, kind of- 6:20-6:30).
Then Paul went home, I ate a Hammer Gel, and Cody and I started our 4x1600m workout, with 300m rest, goal of 5:45 pace. I led on the first 2 miles and the last, Cody on the third. First one was 5:41, though our watches consistently mile-lapped about 4 seconds before the end of lap 4, so it messed up the times a bit. Second one was 5:44. We grabbed a quick drink but cut the rest period 30 seconds short before number 3. Third one was about 5:42 (watch issues), though I got a bad sideache and my stomach started hurting during this one. Last one was pretty hard due to my stomach and side, but still got a 5:44. Consistent. I could have done one more if my stomach didn't hurt, but no need to overdo the first track workout of the year.
We did about 3 miles cooldown, and my stomach kept bugging me. Finally, just as we got home, I puked a few times and everything came up. It was my first running-related puke since just after my mission, when I ate a big Chinese takeout meal, then ran 3 fast miles with a college runner. I felt much better after- went inside my house, got a drink, brushed my teeth, hosed down the street and my shoes, then went and ran 2 more miles to finish the workout. Then I had a nice, cold glass of Nestle Quik, with no stomach issues. I think my puke was either too much sugar on an empty stomach, or, more likely, something in the gel that didn't agree with me. Either way, I'm fine now and heading off to Florida today.
PM- 3 easy with Marci and the kids before heading to the airport.