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That time I took 2 minutes off my 5K

Monday, July 22, 2013

I have never run an 8 minute mile. I have tried, been so close, but never got there. Until today:) It was amazing. My feet felt great, everything clicked.
25.51! My time has always been 27 and change. Time to see if I can break 25.

What I have done differently:
MWF are the only days I run. 3 miles Monday, 400's Wednesday and 1-2 miles Friday.
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday I spin. Tuesday and Thursday I also swim. So I think I have found a nice balance.
SWEAT every day. Today was was a good one:) Box jumps and back squats!

1461.75 miles for the year!

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CAKEMAKERMOM 7/24/2013 3:47PM


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SACHABEE 7/23/2013 2:16PM

    Nice! Way to go!

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RYDERB 7/23/2013 12:45AM

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KKENNEY67 7/22/2013 11:15AM

    Congratulations! My mile is not even close to 8 minutes but I'm gonna get there!!

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LIFEISPURRFECT 7/22/2013 10:46AM

    emoticon Fantastic Job! 2 minutes off a time is incredible. It looks like I need to start incorporating intervals in my training!

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MJREIMERS 7/22/2013 10:35AM

    emoticon taking 2 minutes off your time! It sounds like you have a nice workout routine. Keep it up!

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KELLIEBEAN 7/22/2013 8:46AM

    NICE! Congratulations.

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NUTRON3 7/22/2013 8:41AM

    Wow that is great!

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BEECHNUT13 7/22/2013 8:16AM

    Congratulations! I do 12 minute miles. Hahahah!!!

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JULIA_RUN2SMILE 7/22/2013 8:08AM

    Great job!!!!

You will get faster by going faster! (Not by going longer!!!) And that is true for any distance!

To answer your question, when I do intervals, I really push myself to go as fast as I can. My rest time is 45 seconds. The result : my first intervals are faster, as I progress through the workout they are slower but I still have only 45 sec to recuperate. After including intervals to my training plan for marathons, I am running much faster than I did before... in a year, my intervals have also became faster!

Go Friend, you can RUN!!!

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