>> Saturday, November 19, 2011
Before I get to the intervals, I should also mention that I swam this week for the first time since my last triathlon in August. I went nearly 3 whole months without swimming. But a labored 1200 meter swim changed that.
Yesterday, while waiting for Target to figure out the simple photo order that I had sent in, I took a half hour and busted out some intervals on the St. Thomas track:
Hoodie, keys, and water bottle on the edge of the track
3 x 1600 with 90 seconds rest:
The first interval felt good. The first 2 400s were consistent.
The second interval felt pretty "clunky." I was stomping my way through most of it (starting around 500 meters in). I started faster and slowed up a bit in the first 800.
Third interval was hell (but really good for me). The first 2 400s were pretty even (and fast), but I was hashed. Felt like I was stomping and had no form through any of it. Tried to keep my foot strikes quick.
2:50, 2:46 = 5:36
2:50, 2:43 = 5:33
2:45, 2:41 = 5:26
Nice descend. I had hoped to be a little faster, but I'll take it. It beat me up (in a good way). It was slower (but in a way it was better) than my last intervals in early August. I went out too hard a few months ago, and ran 5:24, 5:34, and 5:33. And I took some extra rest before the last interval because I so stupidly went out too hard and was dying at the end.
I grabbed a photo just 30 seconds after the final interval while I was sweaty and still breathing hard:
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