I lost my post so now I have to start again, no fun . I did another speed session this morning, call me crazy but it was on the schedule. I wasted a lot of time thinking about struggling over to the track or not. My schedule called for 3X1600 and to my surprise the session went well. I decided I had a perfect mile around my block starting at my house and ending at my house.
Just to test my theory I did a 10:20 mile warmup and my garmin confirmed what I already knew. I was shooting for 8:20's but instead did 8:30's, I'll take that any day compare to what I've been doing lately. If I had gone to the track I probably could have accomplished the 8:20's. But going around the block was more realistic to how I would run in a race. There were two nice elevation along the course thus adding the extra seconds to my splits. Now I'm wondering should I do all my speed work this way?
August 10, 2006
6.5 miles (warm up 3X1600 w/800 rec/cool down)