Monday, May 25, 2009

INTERVAL WORKOUT

Todays sched called for 1 mile w/u, then 2 miles @ an 8:50 pace, then a mile @ a 8:30 pace, then a mile c/d. For a total of 5 miles.

Woke a little later than I planned, as time was rushed today b/c my kids were marching in the Memorial Day Parade. So I woke at 7:35, was out the door by 8:05, legs felt ok during the w/u, but was thinking how am I going to do the splits Josh wants me to when I feel tired. LOL Was in the sun all day yesterday at the club. Though I didn't have any alcohol. Haven't had any alcohol since 5/17, and from now on, not having any more alcohol:)!

Warmup felt ok, then it was time to hit the splits, watch kept going back and forth, but I was pretty sure I was on target or a tad fast for all the splits, but once I started, my legs just felt awesome. I guess I'm finding it hard to stick to a certain pace, and would rather run them a tad too fast, then too slow LOL Is this ok Josh?? Then I ran the last mile as a cool down.

Funny, I used to nail my splits when I was running them at 10min pace, now that I'm using speed work/invervals, I find it harder to hit the splits, but at least my times are on the faster end and not the slower end:)!!

5 miles in 44:56 (overall pace 8:56)

Mile splits were as follows:

M1 - 10:22
M2 - 8:22
M3 - 8:38
M4 - 7:57
M5 - 9:37

Workout as a whole really felt awesome. I felt like I could have done more splits, but was happy they were over, and really enjoyed the last mile cooldown.

2 comments:

D10 said...

Running faster splits is definitely better than running them slower! Tell BR I said hello.

teacherwoman said...

Your workouts are looking great! :)