>> Thursday, February 07, 2013
Tuesday night, I hit the Metrodome for the first time in just over a year. It was time for some intervals!!
I think I only went twice last year, and both times were with Henry and Pharmie. Pharmie and I traded off watching Henry while the other did an interval. Here's Henry's first time at the Dome on Jan 3rd, 2012...
I got to the Dome and picked a starting point right next to the 2012 league MVP!
3 x 1502 meters with 2:00 rest:
(The "inner loop" is just over 600 meters / lap, and I did 2.5-lap intervals.)
[1 lap, 1 lap, half lap = total]
- 2:09, 2:07, 1:03 = 5:19 (5:41.73 pace)
- 2:00 rest
- 2:09, 2:04, 0:59 = 5:12 (5:34.23 pace)
- 2:00 rest
- 2:09, 2:07, 0:59 = 5:15 (5:37.4 pace)
5:15.33 average (5:37.80 average pace)
The last time I was Dome Running last year, I ran 3-lap intervals with more rest, but I was averaging 2:03 / lap. And my 3-lap intervals averaged 5:29 pace. I've slowed up a bit, but I didn't need Dome Running to tell me that - I've known that for a while. Gotta start working on some more speed!
I snapped a photo JUST after my 2nd interval, and I thought I'd look like HELL. Turns out, my chest is a little "flush," but I don't look horrible: