Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Feeling Back on the Horse...Speedwork

Today's Workout: 5 minute warmup. 2 X 3200. First 2 miles 7:24 pace, 400m resting interval, Second 2 miles 7:19 pace. Holla!

Tomorrow's Workout: Rollerblading with Baby "J."

Thought: “Never, never, never, never give up.” -Winston Churchill

I took a few rest days because I was feeling really negative about last week's runs. Yesterday, the esposo came back from his backpacking trip. Consequently, I wanted to get back on board with my training and make today count at the gym.

Often during interval training, my times get slower as I go on. After my first 2 miles (or 3200m), I felt like I needed to prove to myself that I was fast and strong, so I decided to do the next 2 miles at a faster pace. Granted, the difference was only seconds, (a 7:19 pace in comparison to a 7:24 pace), but it was a small accomplishment for me today and it felt good. I walked out of the gym feeling fast and strong, and that was exactly what I needed.


  1. that is some seriously speedy speedwork!! awesome job girl :)

  2. Great workout! 7:19 is FAST!

  3. Glad you're feeling strong again. Sometimes a few rest days are all it takes.

  4. That's a fast pace! I've been happy lately, if I get break 8.

  5. nice job on the speedwork! glad you were able to break through some 'funk' from last week.

    rollerblading... now there's something for me to break a bone doing! :)