Thursday, September 2, 2010

Speed Felt Good Today

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.


Mark said...

That's an awesome work-out!

Andrew Opala said...

Every time I see that you have a post, I open it with fear at what is very very far away from my abilities! But it is full of encouragement and hope. Thanks for your cheering on my blog!

Johann said...

You certainly don't mess around with speed. Well done and keep it going!

Lisa said...

sounds like a great workout!

now that I'm running again, I really need to get myself to a track and do speed workouts on a regular basis. I'm so slow after months off from running!

cathysrunning said...

I'm so impressed with your workout! I'm guessing you belong to a group of runner. It's great to have other people to work out with!

The Green Girl said...

Wow, nice job. I'm very impressed.