Training Day One

by - Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Coming back from a long weekend at the beach and jumping right into training is rough!

Seriously I spent several days doing nothing but this:

So waking up to do intervals at 5 a.m. was not easy.

But I did it.

My schedule called for 5x400 at 5K pace. It's been a long time since I've run a 5K and I'm not really sure that my old 5K pace is the most accurate indicator of my speed lately. I decided to do each interval in less than two minutes to see how that I made me feel.

The first interval was tough, but after that I found I was going faster than two minutes for each interval. I'm not sure what my average pace worked out to, I couldn't get Garmin to cooperate that early in morning (user error for sure) so I don't have individual lap break downs.

I'll have to look at the speed issue a little more closely to find what pace using.

Since there's no track near my house that I can get to that early in the morning, I used a make shift track, which is also known as the sidewalk in front of my community. It's a very long and fairly flat stretch of sidewalk that I found works just as well. I measured it out yesterday so I have the right distance.

Nothing says speed work has to be done on a track.

Day one of training: in the books.

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