Sunday, March 8, 2009
8 (or 9) X 2 minutes at 5K pace
My cold is better and I had a fantastic run tonight, 13.7 miles in 1:49:46. I mapped out a route from the Waterboro Elementary School and it turned out to be a very nice running loop. I checked my watch at the intersection that marked the 4 mile point and found that I was running at sub 8 minute pace without feeling like I was killing myself. Now, that's more like it! When I was a little more than half way done I started running my 8 X 2 minutes intervals. I ran at what felt like 5K effort for two minutes and then jogged two minutes. The fast paced running was difficult, but I was able to hold a steady hard effort for the entire 2 minutes each time. I lost count and wasn't sure if I had done 7 or 8, and although my legs were begging me to call it good enough, I did one more for good measure so I'd be certain I had done the full eight. Running back to my car my legs were shot. I feel so happy that I was able to do this workout, I had been dreading it all week!