8 miles speed work
I had a frustrating morning. A doctor’s appointment that took 3 hours door-to-door and when I came home our internet was out. Wouldn’t be a big deal except that I was working from home and pretty much need the internet to do anything. So I went for a run. No use waiting around for the internet and, since I was cranky (putting it mildly), a run would mellow me out. Luckily speed work was on the agenda today. Nothing like taking your frustrations out by running
fast kinda fast.
I did 1×1200 and 5×800. I’m making up my own speed work these days. I look at my schedule, sigh, and then do what I want. I kept my pace between 7:15 and 7:30. I was slower than the 800s I did a few weeks ago but instead of being a slave to the Garmin, I used my perception to see if I was working hard or not. I made sure my exertion was a “7 or 8” on a scale of 1 to 10. That also means I’m huffing and puffing like crazy. As long as I’m doing that, I consider the workout successful!
I’m hoping to catch up on The Bachelor tonight. There was no way I was going to be able to stay awake for all the drama last night. I already know who “won” anyway…and who the next Bachelorette will be!