Or, three things Thursday. Here they are:
Speedwork was on the schedule for yesterday evening. I was worried about the rain but it held off and I actually had to wear my sunglasses. Crazy stuff!
My plan called for 8 x 400 @ 1:45 (7min/mi pace). I ran a one mile warm-up and then hit the intervals:
R1: 1:33 (started too fast)
R2: 1:29 (C'MON!)
R3: 1:39 (OK, getting better)
R4: 1:33 (too fast again)
R5: 1:31 (way too fast)
R6: 1:42 (yes! that's the way)
R7: 1:33 (wow, my body likes that pace, huh? third one at 1:33)
R8: 1:36 (good to be done)
And then I cooled down.
Yes, I know. I ran them too fast. That was not my intention. My intention was to run them at the prescribed pace so I could reap the most benefit but I went too fast. I don't know what to do about this, I really don't, because I run my intervals too fast almost every time. Next week I have mile repeats on the schedule and I'm usually better about running those closer to the correct pace so we'll see what happens.
In the meantime, though, I will say that I felt really, really strong running each repeat. My legs and lungs felt great and this morning my legs are a little tired but mostly fine.
I chose the winner of the Running on Empty giveaway, using random.org. Thanks to everyone who entered! The winner of Marshall Ulrich's book is:
Lauren @ TheRunningCook
Congratulations, Lauren! Send me an email (felicehalf at yahoo dot com) with your address so you can get your copy of the book!
When I hosted the Sony W-Series MP3 player giveaway earlier this year, tons of you entered and that was great! Since there could only be two winners, that meant that tons of you missed out.
Never fear -- you have another chance! Lindsay over at Chasing the Kenyans is giving away two of the MP3 players now through May 27th. So, pop on over there are enter to win. When you do, let her know that The Happy Runner sent you! Good luck!
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