First Outdoor Intervals of 2009

>> Thursday, April 16, 2009

I hit the track last night at 8:30 after I got home from teaching. I wanted to do some 1600 repeats. The University of St. Thomas football team was practicing (in April?!?), so the lights were on, which helped A LOT! I ran the first one easy, and picked it up on the next 2. It was a great interval session!

3 x 1600 with 90 seconds rest between:

- 2:51 + 2:49 = 5:40
- 2:49 + 2:49 = 5:38
- 2:43 + 2:42 = 5:25

Average: 5:34.3
(I'm pretty sure that's my fastest average ever for 3 1600s!!)

I would have liked to have done 4, but my heel was just a little sore before starting the workout (it felt fine during), so I held back to 3. Three of us are doing the MDRA Mudball 4 Mile Cross Country Race on Sunday, so 4 1600s would have been helpful. Oh well. Still a GREAT feeling workout!

I'll be back Sunday or Monday with muddy, muddy photos of Pharmie, Steph, and I!! Can't wait!!

21 comments:

Carlee 7:37 AM, April 16, 2009  

Nice job on the 800s. The mud run sounds great.

Shannon 7:37 AM, April 16, 2009  

Good Luck this weekend. I'm doing a "Mud Run" in August.

Running Around Acres 7:45 AM, April 16, 2009  

awesome splits. way to fast man.

Carolina John 8:07 AM, April 16, 2009  

Good intervals! i'm sure you're relieved to get outside again for some warmer weather. we're loving it here down south now.

Fair Weather Runner 8:57 AM, April 16, 2009  

Speedy! About the calf thing, well you see, it's simply an irrational fear/hate of them. Don't like to touch them, talk about them... ironic how I'm dealing with a bad calf issue right now (1.5 weeks before my first marathon). So that's it really. I just don't like them to be touched or talked about. I have gotten past it enough to get the deep tissue massage though, baby steps!

t-odd 9:09 AM, April 16, 2009  

Nice run. Awesome splits! And at 8:30 at night, no less. 8:30 for me is cookie and milk time. I could down 1600 calories in about the amount of time it takes you to run an 800. Wanna race?

tfh 9:26 AM, April 16, 2009  

Hey, that'll help ya for Sunday, too! Great workout. Maybe you should always run while the football team practices?

duchossois 9:31 AM, April 16, 2009  

Impressive 1600 times, especially the 5:25. You're going to have a great racing season.

Jess 10:30 AM, April 16, 2009  

I hope you get real diiiirrrty!

CoachLiz 11:41 AM, April 16, 2009  

Ok, I just finish a two hour run and then I log on to see your mile splits...I'm so freakin' SLOW.

Alright, i thought I had come to a "happy place" about my slow run pace but I guess not. At least I could still whoop your butt on the bike. :0)

Marlene 11:46 AM, April 16, 2009  

Great job on the repeats! 1600s are tough.

Have fun at the mud run!!!

Chad in the AZ Desert 11:57 AM, April 16, 2009  

That's a great start to your interval training. Have fun at the mud run!

jen 12:30 PM, April 16, 2009  

Wow, awesome pace!! Great job. Have fun playing in the mud. :P

Michelle 2:23 PM, April 16, 2009  

Sounds like it's going to be a lot of fun!!

Jade Lady 2:32 PM, April 16, 2009  

Oooh...mud...sounds slimy and wet and wild! Have a blast!

X-Country2 3:12 PM, April 16, 2009  

Half the reason I ran stadiums in college was because the football team was practicing at the same time.

Charisa 4:06 PM, April 16, 2009  

Have fun in CC race!!

Colleen 7:23 PM, April 16, 2009  

You are freakishly fast. Some day I hope to run just one mile as fast as you!!! :)

Josie 8:47 AM, April 17, 2009  

Get dirty, Abe Lincoln!

sRod 4:33 PM, April 24, 2009  

Jesus you're fast.

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