A marathon meeting (10a-7p) caused me to skip posting this yesterday. So bonus time-you get Track Tuesday on Wednesday. You’re welcome.
I’ve been struggling with motivation lately to do anything except run. My heart and body just want to run, and I’ve had to force myself to cross-train. I know that if I stop cycling and swimming, my back will freak out, but all I want to do is RUN, RUN, RUN… (bonus if you sang that like I did).
The workout was simple, but good 4 sets of 4x 300 @ I pace with a 100 recovery (adding a 400 recovery between each set):
Warm up: 0.85 miles/8:54 pace
Set 1: 1:21; 1:26; 1:23; 1:23 (avg pace 7:10)
Set 2: 1:20; 1:27; 1:22; 1:21 (avg pace 7:06)
Set 3: 1:21; 1:27; 1:27; 1:25 (avg pace 7:12)
Set 4: 1:14; 1:25; 1:23; 1:26 (avg pace 7:12)
Cool down: 0.85 miles/8:35 pace
Total: 6.61 miles/52:25 minutes/7:56 pace
There were supposed to be some strides at the end of the track work, but I ended up talking to Bill too long to get them done. Bill is a Houston running legend. He’s run the Houston marathon every year it’s been in existence in addition to countless other marathons (including several Bostons). I love hearing him talk running so it was worth skipping the strides.