Equals this training week, perhaps?
Both speed workouts this week consisted of things familiar. But with the quantity upped a little bit.
Track this week was 400-meter reps. But whereas last time was supposed to be 8 (which eventually got cut down to 6, thank you thunder and lightning!), we had 10 of them on tap. I was supposed to aim for 1:36 (ok, guess the ante was upped a little bit since 1:38 was my target last time out…) and I hit that once 🙂
At least I was consistent? 🙂 Or maybe I just wanted to get done quicker as I had a date with some Blue Moons and some teammates afterwards and you know it takes a lifetime to get from Brooklyn to the UES 🙂
Yesterday was tempo intervals…instead of the usual 4 x 1200, was 5 this time! Another one I had to get done in the AM as I spent last nite having a few drinks for a certain someone’s b-day…anyway, piece of cake, right? Never mind the last time I did this workout in the AM I struggled with it. And I did again. 5:20 was my target, wound up running 5:38 (not sure what happened here-maybe legs not quite ready to run fast yet,though I did warm up for over a mile?), 5:29, 5:26, before I ended with two 5:20’s, the ones I should have been running all along.
I did have mixed emotions about this one. Why is it so hard to keep my head in it during these tempo workouts? On the other hand, I was able to handle the additional volume and get the times progressively faster. So a wash I guess.
And this weekend will be the longest run to date during this training cycle…18 miles. Bring it!