Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Track meet!

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:

7:04
6:57
7:10

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.

10 comments:

Ewen said...

Those are good miles. Just be careful not to tear off at 7-minute pace on Monday ;)

Nice to see Zach running well again.

Tomas said...

Wow... I get excited just reading about the it... the Boston marathon... enjoy every second of it!! (also the heavy legs and painfully slow final miles) :)

jahowie said...

Your "warmup" is almost as fast as my race pace!! LOL!! Nice job on the workouts yet again.

Paul said...

You are banking some serious workouts there!! You're gonna kick some tail at Boston! Glad to see Zach is getting his form back.

*aron* said...

wow those are fasssst!!! great workout!!

have fun in pheonix!

Gotta Run said...

Dido on what EWEN said. you have become super fast and I would imagine that you will want to take off come Monday.

I am cheering you on from SC!!!!!

Judi said...

Girlie you are a speed demon.:)

Petraruns said...

I am so excited for you - running Boston - don't forget to just swallow it up and take it all in. What a thing to have done - and not for the first time either for you, girl - well done!

Steve Stenzel said...

Nice pace! You'll TOTALLY ROCK at Boston! And I'd love to stop by a high-school track meet - I think it would be fun to see (it's been too long....dang...I feel old now......)

Michele said...

holy crap that is FAST!!!!
enjoy the taper