Yes, I’m posting Track Tuesday on a Friday. WordPress and I have not been friends lately and it’s been eating my posts. I’m trying to write this one in live writer and see if that helps.
Although most my “track group” have still been going in the morning, I have not been able to tear myself away from the pillow this week. Thankfully B has been having the same issue so he joined me for my evening track session. This was my first track session using my “new” VDOT obtained by my glorious PR on October 23rd (I’ve tried to post the race report 3 times- will try again later).
Warm Up (.56 miles @ 8:32)
2x 1600 @ T pace (goal 7:35) 7:19 ; 7:23
6-8 400 @ I pace (goal 6:50) 6:31; 6:20; 6:36; 6:26; 6:40; 6:41- I thought I did 7, but apparently I only did 6. Oops.
2 x 1600 @ T pace 7:15; 7:27
Cool Down (.63 miles @ 8:18)
Totals: 7.7 miles/58:48/7:38 pace
Clearly I have some work to do on consistency- and possibly on keeping my paces closer to my goals but I’m really trying to just go with what feels good right now and not limit myself. I know not to push too hard too fast and get injured, but it feels really good right now to be running strong at faster paces than I’ve maintained before. Even though I’m not doing a 70.3 right now, I’m going to keep up my cross-training as I truly believe it’s made a huge difference in my running.
For you runners out there, do you get intimidated when you see a certain pace on your Garmin or do you just go with what feels good at the time?