My training has been lighter this week. Slightly less mileage. No Tuesday Tempo. But wait! Friday intervals! A good workout! Check it out!
I woke up this morning to the ‘pitter patter’ of rain outside. It wasn’t coming down too hard, and since the roads looked fine, I chose to run in the rain.
My warm up ended up being a little longer than planned. I needed to get to Huffines Park so that I had a good path for my intervals. The roads were not slick anymore from the rain, but there were still some muddy spots that were hard to see.
My clothes were drenched after my 3-4 mile warm up, but I felt good. I set my watch up for intervals, which has been an awesome tool to use on my Tom Tom Spark 3 GPS watch. I entered in the 30 seconds of work (fast), 1 minute of rest (moderate pace), 4 sets, and a 3 minute ‘cool down’. I repeated this four times totaling sixteen 30 second intervals.
By the eighth interval, my legs felt tired, but they also felt like they could keep going forever. My rest pace was not my normal rest pace. I didn’t feel the need to slow down a whole lot. After the last set of 4, I cut out the ‘cool down,’ because I had my actual 3 mile cool down to run. Past the McDonalds. Past the cars stuck in traffic. Past the Police Station. Past the house with the never ending construction. And back home. 11 miles done.
I downed a glass of milk, and then headed back out the door to walk out the heaviness in my legs!
I have 3 easy miles to run this afternoon, an easy 6 miles tomorrow, and another 20 miler on Sunday. I can’t wait!
I hope everyone is having an awesome Friday!
Did you have a killer workout today? Let me know!
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