some people never learn. and in the case of speedwork, “some people” would be me. tonight’s workout was a 4-mile tempo run-engineer’s gate to the west end of the 102nd street transverse was mile 1…then to west 83rd was mile 2…then turnaround and run back to engineer’s gate. and that would be done 3 minutes hard, 1 minute easy.
my mile splits for this workout: 7:22/8:35/8:33/8:22 (32:52 total, 8:13 pace)
when, oh when, will i learn to not go out so fast at the beginning. and mile 2 is a tougher climb than one would think but still…i’m not sure if i really slowed down in the end on the hard parts, or if the recoveries were slower.
oh well. even though i was hoping to do this workout under 32 minutes, this was still 30 seconds faster than the last time i ran a tempo on the same course-and that previous workout didn’t allow for any “easy” minutes. and after all the people who were decidedly faster had passed me, i pretty much kept my position the entire time-so i was where i was supposed to be, i guess. so all in all, not too bad. doesn’t mean i like tempo runs any better. i still don’t :-p
maybe i was running off some work angst at the beginning. having remote access to work email is a blessing and a curse. blessing being that it does allow flexibility to do things like work from home occasionally. the curse is that you’re always so tempted to check it when you really should not be working. so basically i got a heads up last nite that due to a mistake the salesperson made in the proposal, i was going to have to do extra work on a project of mine (that we wouldn’t be charging the client for) and i’d have to turn it around in record time-which was confirmed this morning. whatever, it got done, though i had to push off other stuff to do it. and as you all know, everything is priority….
now playing: “un-break my heart (soul-hex anthem radio edit)” ~ toni braxton