Intervals by the River

>> Saturday, May 25, 2019

Thursday afternoon, I dropped Charlie off at the neighbor's house for 90 minutes. (We've been swapping kids for the last few months, and it's been great! I hope it continues into the summer!) I had my running clothes on and just took off for the river. I was going to do my favorite "go to" distance-based interval workout: 2 x 2 mile intervals with 3:00 rest between.

After a 1.25 mile warm up, I was set to go. Here were my half mile splits:

2:50, 2:59, 2:53, 2:54 = 11:37.77

3:05 walking rest

2:52, 3:04, 2:53, 2:52 = 11:42.86

That entire first interval was great. Solid effort throughout, and a good time! Starting the 2nd interval was ROUGH, and I'm not surprised it was 5 seconds slower overall. My times usually drop during workouts like this (well, "usually" meaning that I like to start a bit easy and then build speed), but I knew that #2 wasn't going to be faster than #1. Just a simple, good workout!

Last weekend, I had a shortened tempo run because of a thunderstorm. Then Tuesday was a long stroller run down the Greenway Detour, and Thursday was this 2x2 mile workout. So this weekend's run is just going to be "running" - nothing too hard or too long.

Unrelated: we just got Charlie's pre-school photos earlier this week:


Just a few more days of preschool! :(

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