Speedwork Before the Half Marathon
I 'sort of' followed this plan: run 5 x 800m. with 90 second rests with the first and last at the fastest pace and the middle one at the slowest pace.
My minute/mile pace for the 800's along with interesting details ; ) :
- 7:10 I saw someone I recognized during this one and waved. Yeah, I'm running at a 7:10 pace and I can wave, too!
- 8:01 See what happens when you brag?! Let that be a lesson to me!
- 7:20 Started this one smiling (because it's the last one), but ended up looking very, um, let's just say focused and driven. Yeah, it's supposed to be hard! It was!
Nice and cool this morning - 55-60 degrees and that really helps with the speed. I hope it's a good thing to cut the miles down, but keep working hard in this pre-race week.
Had a minor pain on the top of my right foot (not the left like last week) so I iced it after the run. Tip: make sure that your frozen pea bag is tightly closed before putting it on your foot. Excuse me, I need to clean a few peas off of the floor now.