am: 3 mile easy jog with Sumo, then 2 mile loop in 12:15, 1 mile cool-down.
Dick Beardsley is in the Guiness Book of World Records for running 13 consecutive marathons, each faster than the next. Last year I attempted to run 10 x 800 meter repeats, each faster than the next, and no, I wasn't jogging on the first one (I came very close!).
I guess this is about the 5th time in a row I've bettered my previous time on this loop, but to do it 10 x in a row would not be realistic. The goal is still to get down under 12 minutes, but I expect it will take more long runs, tempo miles, and maybe even some 2 x 1 mile repeats under pace.
Today I felt strong, and the only times breathing became a factor was on the inclines.
At 0530 or 6 am, the local Koreans, already out tending to their gardens, must think I'm nuts.