Saturday, August 2, 2014

Week 16: Tough track work - BIH Half


Overall it was a productive week.  I ran with friends on Tuesday and Thursday.  On Wednesday I ran by myself.  I did my magic mile at 7:31 which is one second slower than my best time ever.  I was pleased with it and it felt pretty good.  I bet that if I was running with someone else I could have pushed it a little harder.

This week was different for me because I skipped Monday (on purpose) and ran three days in a row.  The weather was amazing so I took advantage of it.

This morning I slept in as I was tired (no specific reason that I know about).  This was unfortunate because this meant that I did my repeats during the hottest part of the day.  Your advice to switch to 400's instead of 800's part way through was a great idea and it made it "doable."

Here's the stats!
800's were as follows
1:  2:13 and 2:08 - 4:21
2: 2:00 and 2:13 - 4:13
3:  2:14 and 2:11 - 4:25
4.  2:14 and 2:10 - 4:24
5: 2:11 and 2:14 - 4:25

Next were the rest of the repeats as 400's but I'll put them together to equal 800s
6:  2:10 and 2:06 - 4:16
7:  2:14 and 2:09 - 4:23
8: 2:09 and 2:13 - 4:22
9: 2:09 and 2:09 - 4:18
10: 2:09 and 2:11 - 4:20
11:  2:17 and 2:13 - 4:30
12:  2:19 and 2:16 - 4:35
Again number 6 through 12 were actually two separate 400's that I would walk between and take a drink.  I put it all out there.  I was beat afterwards.  Note to self.... don't sleep in because the run is "easier" in the morning before the sun comes out.

Looking forward to my run next Saturday of 16 miles :-).