So running. I had not been to a speed workout in quite a while due to many reasons and last week of course for reasons beyond my control! Anyway, this week took me up to Riverbank once again for a track workout. 7 x 800 with 2 minutes rest. I got a nice 3 mile warmup from the UWS to the track and then another 1/2 mile on the track. Honestly, I find I'm more prepared to run when I get a warmup like that. Anyway, I slotted myself with the "7:30" group which I knew would be less than that. Our first 800 was to get adjusted and feel good so it was pretty slow at a 3:49 clip. However, the plan was to progressively get faster.
So see below:
1:50/1:58= 3:49 (eek, no consistancy at all!)
1:49/1:49= 3:38 (much better)
1:46/1:52 = 3:39
1:45/1:49 = 3:34
1:45/1:47 = 3:32
1:46/1:46 = 3:32 (pacemaster!)
1:39/1:39 = 3:18 (so I do have some speed in those legs!)
I like the fact that I actually was much more consistant once I increased my speed. Part of the problem early on was getting my feet to feel the pace.
Besides speed, the long run! I did 16 this past Sunday and felt pretty good. I ran a consistant 9 min/mile pace which is right where I want to be on the long runs. This week I'm heading down to 12-14 before the month of August shoots me into mega-mileage. Hard to believe that in a month I'll be completing my first 20 miler. Wow!
For those that are doing the long training run on August 11th in NY, I'll be a pacer:)
Other than that, it's time for me to continue learning really exciting stuff about optical fiber cables and copper cables. Stop getting jealous, it's all mine!