17 February 2010

Second Day of Speedwork in a Row...check

Distance: 8 miles
Time: 58:46
Avg Pace: 7:20

Today was interval day. I did a 1 mile warm up. I probably did it too fast (7:56). Then I was suppose to do 2x3miles @7:20 pace and a 1 mile cool down. Well...it was more like 2x3miles doing pickups. At least my overall pace was 7:20.

The first 3 mile interval was paced better than the second one. The first three finished in 21:10 (7:10, 7:03, 6:56). The second 3 took me 21:15 (7:34, 7:06, 6:35!).  I learned a few things today. First, whenever I have any sort of goal pace run, I'm doing it on the treadmill so I can learn the pace. Second, I am much faster than I think. When I started the first set, I thought I'd be dead by the end. Especially since I did that 5 mile tempo yesterday.

I've been debating buying a pair of racing flats. Usually I just run in my training shoes. Any thoughts?


  1. 2 days of speedwork in a row? i don't think my body would be able to do that! great work :)

    no advice on the flats as i've never used them. i'm curious as to your experience in them though

  2. You must be one of those people who actually likes speedwork. Good for you!
    (this is seejessrun)