>> Saturday, February 16, 2013
I posted about doing intervals at the Metrodome about 10 days ago. Well, I was back a week later for another round of speedwork. The Dome was moderately busy on Tuesday night when I got there:
Yes, there's a guy doing "the robot" in that doorway...
4 x 1800 meters with 2:00 rest in between:
(Just over 600 meters / lap, so 1,800 is 3 laps)
- 2:11, 2:08, 2:05 = 6:22
- 2:10, 2:08, 2:07 = 6:25
- 2:10, 2:09, 2:05 = 6:24
- 2:12, 2:10, 2:05 = 6:27
6:24.50 average, which is 5:42.75 / mile pace.
My individual lap times vary as much as 7 seconds, but my 3-lap intervals only vary by 5 seconds total. Wow... that's pretty consistant.
The start of my final interval was my slowest lap, and it FELT like my nastiest interval. I was totally pooped. My legs were trashed. It was a GOOD workout! Anytime I can get in FOUR longer intervals, it's a good day!
I snapped 2 photos during the workout:
After my 3rd interval: NOT excited about having to do 1 more.
After my 4th and final interval. Toast. Gross. I think that's spit on my chin. Hopefully it's mine.
I may not hit the Dome this next week... I don't want to overdo it. I'll see how I'm feeling.