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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Intervals - 5.35 miles

Today was tough, and early on I think I tweeted about being worried that my boss wouldn't let me out the door at all.

Well, my boss did let me go, I think I ended up out the door at 2:51pm, heh. It was an amazing day outside actually, temp was 52.7F. I even got to wear shorts and a t-shirt, which was great.

And I nailed my intervals.



13 min warmup + 6 x (1 min hard, 2 min easy) + 15 min cooldown. Hard was a 7:22 goal, I averaged a bit faster than that. Easy was ~10 min/mi. They were:

Interval 1: .14 mi, 7:11/mi
Interval 2: .14 mi, 7:04/mi
Interval 3: .14 mi, 7:00/mi
Interval 4: .14 mi, 7:00/mi
Interval 5: .15 mi, 6:50/mi
Interval 6: .15 mi, 6:50/mi

Total 5.23 miles, 49:24, 9:27/mi average.

I did learn something important: don't do intervals in an area where you have to cross the freeway exit just as rush hour starts. Ehh, I had to wait about 30 seconds in the middle of an interval (#4 I believe) for traffic to clear. I stopped the timer, which I normally wouldn't do, but the goal was to run a minute nonstop. I ended up re-running the first 30 seconds, then starting the timer for the last 30 seconds. Also funny, I accidentally ran an additional sprint at the end, so I think I made up for stopping time.

Then in the last mile, a couple of overweight teenagers driving by in their souped up, lowered, purple pickup made fun of me. Ah, to be young. Whippersnappers!

2 comments:

Darrell said...

Nice job.

Chad Sayban said...

Glad to hear the boss let you out to play. That is some nice weather to run in.