>> Saturday, August 20, 2011
I did a solid "distance interval" workout on Wednesday, and it was NICE. I went down to the river to use some of my regular mile markers. I was going to do 2 x 2 mile intervals with 3:00 of "walking rest" between. Afterwards, I mapped it out to make sure it was close:
Here are my 1/2 mile and mile splits, and my 2 mile totals:
- 2:48, 2:54 = 5:42
- 2:52, 2:52 = 5:44
- First 2 mile interval = 11:26
- 2:54, 2:57 = 5:51
- 2:57, 2:50 = 5:47
- Second 2 mile interval = 11:38
Jen gave me a workout similar to that last year, and I'm trying to KINDA follow the workouts she gave me last year while training for the TC 10 Mile this year. But a lot will be scaled back with little Hank around. I'm just using last year as a guideline. I think this year will have more (and longer) distance runs, and they'll be less mid-distance speed-work.
Oh, and did I mention... I'm doing a triathlon tomorrow! It's the Lake Marion Triathlon in Lakeville, MN. I mentioned in my last "Friday Funny" that I'm doing it, and so is bro-in-law Matt and Pharmie's college friend Justin. Let's take a look at my last 2 weeks of tri training:
Here's how the race should go down:
SWIM: It. Will. Be. Ugly. I've been swimming SO LITTLE. My twisted ankle from a month ago hurts when I kick in the pool, so I've been easing off. Oh, and I hate swimming. :)
BIKE: It's 17.3 miles, and that will test my current level of endurance a bit. I don't expect this to be great. But it will be OK.
RUN: My running has been going OK lately - it's been about all that's been "good" about my training. It's the quickest and easiest thing to get out to do with little 10-week-old Henry in the house, and my last 2 long runs have even been WITH Henry.
We'll see what we can do at the race tomorrow! I'll maybe be back with a quick photo or 2 post-race, and then check back for the full report next week! Happy weekend!!