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Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Do or do not. There is no try.

Okay not that I want to come off as being wise (SR told me last night that the real charm of my blog is that it is so naïvistic).

But I can say one thing and that is my training plan is working!!

Took 3 days off of any sort of hard running, ran 4 miles this morning and then this afternoon had 1 mile warm-up and then

6 x 1 mile intervals (yes, still windy and cold here, but there was less snow on my bike path)

6:42 (4:18 min/km for the European purists)

I had 2 minutes rest (standing still) between each of them and sometimes 2:20 if my heartrate was still up.

I have never had such fast times 6 miles in a row in practice.

I learned today the importance of keeping all the miles at as even a tempo as possible. I used to start out running the first two miles really fast and then bending over puking and not being able to run the remaining four planned intervals. Today it actually felt great. It is weird how I am starting to look forward to intervals. But as Levar Burton used to say in Reading Rainbow "Don't take my word for it..."

In the mood for something Scandinavian?

Running Song of the Day: My Mamma Said by Aqua


RunnerWoman said...

THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT!! the running geek in me needs to know how much rest you take between...

sea legs girl said...

I'll update the post! It was 2 minutes between each.

SteveQ said...

"Run or run not. There is no tri." My answer if asked about triathlons.

I did a similar workout, only uphill and on ice (the rests were obviously longer)

olga said...

Do. The only answer. And be assured, with these mile repeats and my latest pathetic attempts, I will be over an hour back at Hells Hills. make sure to save some food and beer:)

Fast Bastard said...

I guess there is now a Chinese website where one can place bets on Tracy vs Olga in Hell's Hills.

sea legs girl said...


Meghan said...

Awesome, Sea Legs! Now rest and recover a little, and go back and go it again next week, and the next week, and the next week. And, watch the numbers continue to fall!

Diana said...

Whoah, what great interval times. Your enthusiasm for running intervals has almost inspired me to start back up with them. I hate interval training, and because I run alone here, I just "forget" to do them. Nice job and on snow, no less.