I had thought about heading over to Colby to do my last outside track workout of the year, but the ominous weather made me decide to go for the treadmill.
Besides for the workout I had planned, I tend or do it at a higher level and faster on the treadmill.
Planned Workout Description: 12 x .25 at 5K race pace and if able 5 x .10 at 1.0 at a faster pace.
- Day: Monday
- Time of Day: 10:29a
- Course: Treadmill
- Distance: 6.2
- Time of Run: 48:30
- Pace: 7:49
- Type of Workout: Repeats/Intervals
- Rating: 4
- Running Streak Day #: 12
- Weather: Indoor
Variables that impacted the run: Treadmill running, sweating like a stuck pig
Comments: I decided to change the workout slightly while I was warming up and reduce the number of .25 repeat to 8, but at a slightly faster pace.
1.0 @ 6.8 mph — Warm-up
4 x .25 @ 8.7 mph
4 x .25 @ 8.8 mph
7 x .10 @ at least 9.1 mph with last one @ 10.1 mph
Rest repeat @ 6.8 mph
I felt really good on all of the repeats and could have done the full 12 x .25, but at the same time, I am glad that I didn’t, I still felt as though I had plenty left after finishing. Which I think at this point is more important than hammering the old body to get four more repeats in.
Finishing strong and feeling good about the workout when I am finished is more important for an end of year workout.
Shoes Worn: Nike Zoom Fly SP (139.6) – No issues, no problems just the way a run should be.
How did this run move me towards my goal(s)? I needed a successful faster run to get my confidence back about being able to run the way that I wanted and not have my feet hurt.
Cardio Total: 3.22