>> Saturday, January 07, 2012
Tuesday night, Pharmie and I hit the Dome for the first time since last winter. We've had such a nice winter so far, that we've been able to run fast and hard outside without the risk of slipping! (Note my intervals post from last week.)
This winter, intervals at the Dome were going to be different. We had little Hanky-Poo to contend with. Luckily, we set him up in a "nook" around the concourse at the Dome, and he LOVED watching the runners go by:
We also brought every toy in our house (apparently). Sheesh.
Pharmie wanted to do fast 1-lap intervals (just over 600 meters running on the "outside lane"), and I was going to do 3-lap intervals (around 1800 meters running on the inside lane). We each warmed-up for a few laps as the other watched Henry.
Hangin' with Henry during Momma's warm-up
[lap + lap + lap = 1800 total time]
2:14, 2:03, 2:07 = 6:24
2:06, 2:08, 2:06 = 6:20
2:11, 2:08, 2:03 = 6:22
My right foot was just a LITTLE sore, so I thought I'd just try to do 2 "faster" laps for my final interval.
2:10, 1:58 = 4:08 (for 1200)
That ended up being much longer rest than I usually give myself, but they were longer intervals than I usually run as well. I averaged 6:22 for the 3 1800s, and that is 5:41 / mile pace. That's not bad for this time of year.
Zoning out watching other runners
With a red-faced, sweaty Dad after my last interval.
Ooh, look! The "vein of approval" is out! :)
The 3 of us after Momma's warm-down.
(It looks dead behind us because it was nearly the end of "Dome Running.")
1. I can't start at my normal LINE between sections 210 and 211:
3. My rest is going to be spent entertaining a child and not stretching / walking / drinking.
BUT, this important point has NOT changed:
1. I can still go do intervals at the Dome. That's awesome.
The first MDRA Grand Prix race is Monday night! It's the "Meet of the Miles" indoor track meet. I'll be running! I will NOT PR in the mile, but I hope to go sub-5. But who knows. Back with a race report hopefully sometime on Tuesday!