Today I had a great run. I felt loose and free, running as fast as I wanted seemed like no chore at all. The training plan called for:
Run a 2 lap warm-up on the track. Make sure during these two laps you stride on the straight part of the track and jog on the curves.
Following your 2 lap warm-up, run 1 mile with a 400 meter recovery. Repeat 4 times.
Cool down with 10 minutes of light jogging.
I don’t have a track close enough for a true track workout, so I’ve found a couple of streets just across the way that make a 3/4 mile loop with only about 30 feet change in elevation. This is longer than a track, but I’ve found it to be less boring.
I ran almost 6 miles in 51 minutes. That’s pretty fast for me, knocking out an 8:32 average pace. All of my intervals were at about 8 minute pace, so I’m feeling really good with that.
Here’s today’s map (if you don’t see it, click here):
- 9 Runs
- 51.3 total miles
- 53:30 total time
- 9:15/mi average pace.
- Pikermi Training Week 3: Pulling a Fast One!