After peanut, I got right back there within about 6 months after he was born. This time, I feel like I'm definitely back there. But maybe faster? I have no idea. I want to be faster, but does that mean I am? I haven't done a lot of faster workouts, but my easy paces are a good 20-30 seconds faster than ever. I've never run as fast for a tempo workout as I have these last two weeks. Today after three harder runs in a row the pace just naturally went down to 7:00 and felt easy(ish)--this used to be tempo pace not that long ago. These are good signs ... maybe. I have to wonder if I could have always pushed myself more over the years during my day to day runs and never did?
In the past I always operated under the idea that less intensity more miles was the way to go. Now I'm doing the opposite. Will I end up in the same place under this new approach? I think I need to not think about it, just run and let it happen. As they say, a watched pot never boils.