That's what my coach said as I rounded the track on Tuesday night, in my 4th 800 interval. I was (and still am) recovering from a nasty head cold/chest congestion, and I was running my splits too fast to keep up with L.
My throat felt sore after the first 800, and I had a coughing fit after the 3rd. So instead of doing 6 X 800, I did one less. It was only on the last 800 that I came anywhere close to my called-for split time.
I feel a bit sheepish. My legs were itching to run, but my body was saying, "You're still recovering. Slow down!"
My coach scolded me afterwards. Sigh. My splits:
1st 800: 3:32
2nd 800: 3:29 (!)
3rd 800: 3:46 (it's hard to run and cough at the same time)
4th 800: 3:32 ("Take it easy," warned my Coach as I ran by)
5th 800: 3:37
In California: Yesterday, I boarded a jet plane and flew to California. Never again am I taking a cross-country flight with a connection in Houston (3-hr layover). It took me 10 hours to get here! Anyway, we're heading up to Tahoe this morning for a 4-day jaunt.