Photo from the 2014 Ice Age Trail 50 Miler by Ali Engin. Permission to use header photo must be obtained through Ali Elgin.
"It's better to feel pain than nothing at all. The opposite of love's indifference." - The Lumineers
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