Took it to the track this morning for a bit of speedwork. Just 3 x 400 @ 6:00/mile pace with a lot of easy miles. Just to see. No problems as far as I can tell.
I also wanted to get some idea of my maximum heart rate - never actually tested myself for that. I knew it was higher than normal, based on my easy runs heart rate, but didn't know how high. Well, I hit 201 as a maximum, which is what I was guessing. So I'm 30 bpm above 'average'.
Also discovered last night that the Hanson's wrote a training book for half marathons. Great news for me - I followed their marathon training program my last 2 races and BQ'd both times. I'm hoping to work on my speed a bit more over the next year, and will run the Ottawa Half in May, so plan on using their technique. I'm curious to see how it plays out - I would love to run a faster Half PR this coming year. So, the book is ordered. Along with a Dr. Seuss book, just for fun! :)