Thursday, July 8, 2010

Speedwork makes me feel fast :)

It's almost the weekend, I hope everyone is as excited as I am.

Today I had my speedwork on deck which was putting 2 hard days in a row, I was a little nervous about how my legs would fair considering how heavy they were yesterday, but them seemed to fair well.

I needed to get in some speedwork as well as a total of 6 miles today, but I didn't want to go too overboard with my intervals since I still have 2 more days on.

I did 6x400 with 400 RI and finished with an 800 plus 2 more 'easy miles' at the end. All 400s my goal time was 1:53 and 3:58 for the 800.

My times were- 1:53, 1:53, 1:52, 1:51, 1:51, 1:49, 3:55 - I stayed focused today and didn't try and get too crazy. With warm-up + recovery all that totalled to the first 4 miles, so after that I set out on an easy out-and-back route to get in the last 2 miles.

I had planned for a pretty easy 2 miles, especially since it was over 90* at that point, but I was suprised how easily my legs fell into an easy 9:05 pace after all that, it felt good after some slower runs recently.
Mile 1 - 9:06
Mile 2- 8:45

Today was 6 miles in 52:27, avg pace 8:44 - I love seeing that! I have done tons of stretching today as well as some core work the last 2 days.
I am wearing my new skirt for my easy run tomorrow morning :) See you Friday!!!


  1. great speedwork! you are so on top of your game with the streching and core work.

    and you're feeling fast because you are fast. duh :)

  2. Great job, girl! Solo speedwork is the hardest ... and in the 90 degree heat. UGH! You're a trooper and a speedy one at that! :) You hit or exceeded all of your splits! That's awesome!!!!