So today's workout was actually an interval workout and it looked like this:
Of course today's weather was typical of Track Tuesday. 80s and blaring sun. Seriously weather gods? I can't even tell you how many cloudy, overcast and rainy days are in Pittsburgh. Can we get one on a Tuesday please?
Nothing we can do about it though so we pressed on and got to the workout.
Here's how it went down:
.5 mile warm up: 9:59 pace
Interval 1 (5 minutes hard): .66 miles/7:30 pace
Interval 2 (4 minutes hard): .50 miles/8:01 pace
Interval 3 (3 minutes hard): .36 miles/8:15 pace
Interval 4 (2 minutes hard): um messed up the Garmin sorry bout that
Interval 5 (1 minute hard): .13 miles/7:42 pace
.5 mile cool down: not sure of time
Total: 4.5 miles 42 minutes or 9:27 pace
By the end of this workout, we were all a hot sweaty mess.
This workout was pretty darn intense. For me to be running at a 7:30 pace for over half a mile seems insane. Heck anything under 9:00 minute miles seems crazy to me. I'm so happy I've committed to weekly speed workouts and I hope they're going to pay off come this fall.
Do you like to do speed work? Do you do it on the track or somewhere else?