7 miles speed
Back to the track this morning! After laying around on the couch sick for 2 days, I wasn’t sure how this speed session was going to go. On my schedule was a ladder workout, where I get slightly faster with each interval. The 1.5 mile warm-up was interesting. I felt like an old lady dusting off the cobwebs on my joints. I decided to not worry about pace today and instead just keep myself in the no talk/5K zone for each interval (knowing full well that my pace today wouldn’t be consistent with my normal 5K pace).
1200m at 7:06 pace* — 7:09 actual; not too shabby!
1000m at 7:00 pace* — 7:07 actual
800m at 6:58 pace* — 7:26 actual; that was ugly and really slow
600m at 6:55 pace* — 7:23 actual; clearly I’m tired
400m at 6:50 pace* — 6:44 actual; did that just happen?! I actually beat my time?! Maybe there is some sprinter in me after all!
1.5 mile cool-down
*400m rest between each interval
LVM Week 2 Recap
MON: 7 miles tempo
TUE: 6 miles with hill repeats + 1 hour strength training class (yeah!)
WED: 5 miles easy
THU: 8 miles easy
yoga FAIL. Got stuck working through lunch and never made it to the class.
SAT: 15 miles
SUN: rest/sick/bummed knee
A total of 41 miles for the week. I love the increased mileage and running 5 days a week. Also happy that I ventured out of my comfort zone for a ST class.
Tessa at Amazing Asset says
I always feel like that on warmups too! Especially if it’s really early in the morning, I feel all creaky and stiff. Nice job on this workout, you sure were speedy during the 400!
What a great workout week! The only time I’ve ever broken the “40 mile a week” barrier is the week I ran the 32 mile race 🙂
First things first, I’m glad to read that you’re feeling much better! Secondly, WOW on your amazing speed work. You’re kicking ass here!! I’m one of those people that after getting sick and recovering, I’m like, ‘Oh, it’s okay if you’re not up to par. You’re just getting better…” Big BAD mistake. It’s negative talk. I need to be more like you. Just give myself a push.
Thanks but I think I could have pushed myself a little more on the 800 and 600!!!
Glad you’re feeling better. Great job on the speed workout – especially after being sick for a couple of days! And congrats on making it to the strength training class. I can totally relate on it being outside of my comfort zone but I think it’s one of those “necessary evils” (like speed workouts!!) that I need to face if I want to get faster/stronger.