Monday, December 1, 2008

Speed Work

It was cold, dark, rainy, snowy, sleety, and windy this morning. Gutting it out this morning is something I'll definitely call to memory sometime during the race. Running west was particularly miserable with the wind pelting the sleet right into my face. I had to "reachdown" both to start and to finish this AM.

Today called for 4 x 400 @ 1:31, 2 x 800 @ 3:21, 4 x 400 @ 1:31. I took 1:30 rest in between. I have been taking 2:00. That 0:30 REALLY makes a difference!

  1. 1:25
  2. 1:31
  3. 1:20
  4. 1:31
  1. 3:15
  2. 3:20
  1. 1:26
  2. 1:31
  3. 1:34
  4. 1:23
I was fading fast at the end. I really had to gut that last one out. I had a goal of finishing strong because I want to finish all my remaining workouts strong so that hopefully I can train my body to finish the race strong. I thought I was going to puke on the last one, but I did "reachdown" and finish it strong. I've heard that you should finish speed work feeling like you could do more. I didn't feel like I could have done more today!

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