Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Getting Faster

After a long break, because frankly I don't like the workouts, I headed back to the track this week.  I'm only going to get faster if I do faster workouts, right?  The workout this week was 2 X 1200 and 4 X 800 with 2:00 rest interval in between each.  Ugh!  Anything longer than a 400 is too long, in my opinion. 

I had barely started my warmup and my iPod said to me, "battery low."  Crap!  So, I turned it off to conserve battery and use it during the actual workout.  The workout started, turned on the iPod and again, "battery low".  Not even 100 meters into the first 1200 and the iPod died.  Shoot!  I would be doing a track workout sans iPod.  This was going to suck. 

But it didn't suck, too badly.  I mean, I didn't enjoy it, but I was turning pretty good paces.

1200 - 5:08 (6:51 pace)
1200 - 4:58 (6:37 pace)
800 - 3:17 (6.34 pace)
800 - 3:17 (6:34 pace)
800 - 3:21 (6:42 pace)
800 - 3:18 (6:36 pace)

Guess those 53 days of running in a row did me good.

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