I got in my speedwork...at 5:30 a.m. this morning. And I felt great afterward! Here's a quick rundown of how it went:
Warmup (ran from home to the track with striders once on the track): 16:00
Cooldown (ran 1600 at recovery pace, then headed home): 24:00
Total miles for morning: 9
Then tonight I covered 4.25 miles at easy pace.
Total miles for the day: 13.25
A few times during the morning's speedwork I got a little winded, but not badly, and I never experienced muscle burn. It was just a good, hard, natural effort.
I'm going to try to make the SERC track workout next Tuesday in Solon, if it's happening.