I did my last interval workout until Boston tonight and coincidentally ran by a high school track where there was a meet going on. I saw glimpses of a 200 meter race, and heard the start of the 3200. I caught a high jump too. We were hoping to see a pole vaulter since that is what Zach used to do in high school but no luck. Anyway, it was good motivation for my speedwork! I felt like a track star myself..
Wednesday 8.0 miles/1:06:08/8:16 average pace
This was the toughest interval workout by a LOT. Here's how it went:
2 miles warm up in 17:43 (8:52 average pace)
3 x 1 mile at 5k pace:
Whoo hoo! I didn't do timed recoveries, just took a walking break (about a minute) between each mile. I had a side cramp after the first mile, but it went away. Then I had a shoulder cramp after the second one, but that went away too. The miles were tough but having Zach running with* me really helped. (*by "with" I mean next to me for the first half mile, then a foot or two ahead, and finally finishing 10-20 seconds ahead! He did great.)
He was done at that point but I continued on with 3 more miles for a cool down and ran by the track meet again. I did those three in 27:12 (9:04 average pace)
Well the last hard workout is in the books! All I have from now until Marathon Monday is easy/General Aerobic stuff. My "long" run is only 12 miles this weekend. I'm off to Phoenix in the morning so better go get packed. I just had to post this before I went!! :) Have a great weekend guys.