Happy Hump Day! If you haven't memorized my schedule by now, then you should know today was speedwork Wednesday. I wokeup feeling good and ready to get my run in this morning.
On the schedule was 4x800 with 400 RI and hit 5 miles total. I have read all the good details about doing Yasso 800s, but considering my hatred for 800s in general I decided I would do 800s every other week and build up from 4x800 to the final 10x800 two and a half weeks before the marathon. Typical Yassos have rest between each interval so I am (naively) hoping that by actually running my recovery intervals, that by the time I do a true 10x800, it will be tolerable and give me an accurate estimate of finish time- we will see.
So today was my first week of 800s and I was hoping for each interval to get 1 second faster than the previous.
Projected Times- 4:00, 3:59, 3:58, 3:57
Actual Times- 3:58, 3:59, 3:56, 3:55
I am ok with the first 2 being inverted, and am happy to have them all under 4:00 and especially liked that I was able to pick it up on #4, I actually felt really strong through all 4, suprising, maybe I am starting to hate 800s less...or maybe I am not pushing hard enough.
I did a 1 mile warm-up and cool down to get in my 5 total miles in 46:00. I headed to go get in some serious stretching and rolling after I finished. I am happy to report I will not have to rely on the gym foam roller much longer, I ordered my own last week and even though it is now merely 3 hours away, it will still take another 4 days to get here!?!?! Oh well, I am happy to be getting my own so I can roll around like a weirdo whenever I want :)
Tomorrow is an easy run and I am super excited for it, especially after the fabulous easy run I had yesterday!