Distance: 8 miles
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?