Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Interval Work

A long and especially busy day at work wore me down pretty good. Also not feeling super well. Sickness is a big strong of a word and normally wouldn't be that big of a deal, but combined with the day and also not sleeping very well last night, it was pretty tough to get out there.

But, I was glad I did. Despite not feeling very energetic, the workout went very well. Between a warm-up and cool down on the armory loop, I ran two laps hard around the school and then one lap for active recovery. 

Just under 9/10's of a mile for the two lap rep. Splits were pretty consistent at 4:51, 4:53 and 4:52, which is around a 5:38/mile pace. Was never a struggle. Even with the recovery laps the workout still averaged out at 6:20/mile. 

This was encouraging and also good because it was pretty light. I'm confident I'll absorb it by Saturday's snowshoe race. Just an easy run planned for tomorrow and Friday will be a rest day. 

w/u: Ran 1.8 miles @ 7:47/mile pace.
3 X .9 miles repeats w/ .4 miles active recovery.
4:51, 4:53, 4:52 (~5:38/mile pace).
c/d: Ran 1.8 miles @ 8:27/mile pace.
Paved roads.
Slightly hilly for w/u and c/d, flat for intervals.
Mid 20s, partly sunny, breezy.
Saucony Virrata, long tights, windbreaker, long sleeved shirt, beanie, gloves.

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