We were supposed to run hills today, but it turned into a speed workout on the track instead. That's OK. Everyone likes the track including me. We did our normal warmup of 1.25 miles, stretching, and then 4x100 striders.
We were supposed to run 3 sets of 3 x 660 with 220 recovery. We also got 3 minute rests between sets.
2:15, 2:17, 2:09. If I run a 6 minute mile, I should have been running these at 2:15. I started off well. The next set... not so much. I know the first was 2:22 and the last one was 2:48. I don't remember the middle one. I do know this. I got side stitches on each in the last 100 yards.
Thank goodness our coach can identify this weakness. He had a few of us stragglers only run 440's for the final set of 3. We kept the 220 recovery. I ran these in 1:30, 1:35, and 1:28. I would have run the last one in 1:30, but I gave it a nice kick during the last 50 yards since it was the last one.
Other than the side stitches, this workout felt great. My total mileage for the day was 6.75 miles about 4 hours ago. I have showered, eaten, fully rehydrated and my legs are killing me right now. Bed is calling and I will not deny it.