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No Track Tuesday-But Speedwork Done

The rains returned overnight and while we didn’t get the predicted snow, we did have pretty raw conditions this morning.

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Today is track Tuesday and with the weather, the way it was, running circles on the track seemed like a great way to find my way to an injury. That combination of rain, 37*F and a light breeze kind of thing that makes me just want to head straight inside for the treadmill.

So that is what I did

I was planning to do 6 x 800 / 1/2 mile repeats and probably a few faster strides to get a total of 7.0 miles in. How much did I change things up?

Oh yeah, I forgot my Garmin, so I depended on my Milestone Pod for stats today, not ideal, but it worked out fine.

  • 7 x .50 @ what I want for my next 5K race pace
  • 5 x .10 @ faster than projected 5K races pace
  • recoveries done at 6.5 mph

Going in I wasn’t really all that into the idea of running fast today and almost bagged the workout before I even began. However, I have been attempting to stay within the guidelines of the training plan and it did call for doing speedwork, so I was going to start the session and see how I was feeling after the first half mile repeat.

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Once I got going things felt pretty good and I decided to go with it. The last couple of planned repeats were getting harder, then I decided in my infinite wisdom to add one more half mile repeat to the mix to get to an even 6.0 miles so that the last mile could be a set of 5 strides to get the 7.0 miles in.

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Nothing broke during the repeats and while I had a couple of complaints on the recovery portions, they were not anything to worry about.

It was a helluva sweatfest.

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I did wear the Nike Zoom Fly v1s again and they did great. On the Milestone App it showed me about 50/50 mid/high leg swing, which is about what I would expect for this kind of workout.

Now to figure out which contractor(s) to use for the new windows, maybe a deck and bathroom/kitchen rehab this summer. Met the first one this afternoon, looks like a long and expensive summer in our future. However, it will be nice to get the house updated a bit and do some of the things we have always wanted.

That being said sticker shock is real.

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