Well I'm not really a fast runner but today I just wanted to run a faster pace than usual. For the past 6 months all I have done is run slow getting ready to run a marathon and then a 50 miler. The past few months anything faster than a 10 minute mile was a sprint. I was feeling the effects of all the long runs and a shuffle was becoming my standard run. So today I went out and ran 5 miles in a 8:32m/mile average. I know that's not fast(I ran my 1st marathon at a faster pace), but I haven't run that fast in a LONG time. I think I need to add more speed workouts to my training to keep it interesting and maintain a little of the speed that I once had.
Not sure what my next race will be. I am signed up for El Scorcho 50k in July but would like to do something in between to keep in shape. Would also like to do something long in the fall as well, just need to do some more research on races. I always need a goal to be working toward or I fall off the training wagon in a hurry!