Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Track Tuesdays 2

track tuesday!

I'm pairing up with Denise at Run DMT to bring you a weekly thread where you can brag, show off, cry or celebrate your weekly  (or whenever it is) speed workout. Whether it's Monday, Tuesday, or never, you can link up (at the bottom) and tell us all about your session.

After my sub-par long run on Sunday, I really wanted to kick off this week with a bang. I was scheduled for a 40-minute tempo run. I alternate track workouts and tempo runs every other week, and I haven't really followed through on my straight tempo runs lately, so I wanted this one to a) be the good start to the week and b) make up for my failure in getting good tempo runs done lately.

 I was scheduled to get to the gym Tuesday morning - alarm set for 5:40 and everything. But, as I laid wide awake at 3:30 am, until nearly 5, I knew there was no way it was happening, so I sucked it up and went after work instead. With 40 minutes scheduled, I figured I could get in a solid 4 miles, but should hit above that to ensure that my pace was at least 30 seconds faster than my steady pace. I got to work the first mile and was ecstatic at my first lap. I'll leave it there - miles 1 and 2 were awesome, and I used the first lap of miles 3 and 4 as a walk lap, but booked it to the end of those. Splits (non-Garmin version since it's dead and charging for tomorrow's 7 miles):

Mile 1: 8:44
Mile 2: 8:39
Mile 3: 9:09
Mile 4: 9:12

 Total: 4.5 miles / 40:34 for a pace of an even 9:00/mile. Stellar. This was the start to the week I was hoping for and am hoping to boost myself through the rest of the week and help me forget about the mostly lackluster week I had last week. Onward!

Do you do regular speedwork as part of a training plan? Did you this week? Link it up! If you post on Twitter, don't forget to use #TrackTuesday too!

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