HM Day 10
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
So speedwork did not go as well as I had hoped.
The first inkling was when I opened the front door and the humidity smacked me right across my cheek! BRUTAL! But thankfully it was only in the high seventies and the sun wasn't up yet. It could have been worse.
The plan after a 1 mile warm up was to run 1 mile at a 8:35 pace then jog a half mile then another mile at 8:35 followed by a half mile slow jog. Then 1 mile to cool down.
What I actually did was: My first mile was at warm up speed. My legs felt very tired right off the bat. My speed was at around 9 - 9:30 pace . Then instead of the full mile, I did 3/4 miles at the fast pace (or as best as I could do - it's hard to run while looking at your wrist so I think I was too fast then too slow.) Then I did a jog / walk for a half mile. My next miles was supposed to be 1 full mile at a fast pace - but I did closer to half then jog/walked a little and then ran fast again. I picked objects in the distance and ran fast until I got to them and then gave myself 30 seconds or so to rest before I did it again. Then I really tried to run the last mile at a similar pace as the original warm up mile. I walked about 1 minute toward the middle but I felt pretty good about it.
All in all - it wasn't what I had planned but I am proud that I was able to adapt to the situation and make a good workout of it. I'm sure next time, I'll be able to run hard longer and feel less need to slow down.
Miles today: 5
Time: 51 minutes
Miles on new shoes: 10 (note: wore old pair in Ohio)
Tomorrow and Friday are rest days for running. I will take a spin class on Thursday morning and Friday will be yoga only.