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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Intervals - 1k, 2k, 1k, 1k (400m RI)

Wow. Where can I begin? Today's run was one of those where everything just comes together. The morning at work was crap, and things kept happening to push my run back. I was trying to get outside by 10:30, but by noon I still hadn't run. Once the guy working on the outside lights was finished doing his job, I was able to bolt to the restroom and change.

It was already 70 degrees, and I was a bit worried. I'm not used to these spring temperatures! Nevertheless, I went for it, and boy was I glad I did.

The intervals, as expected, were difficult. As I've been doing lately, I didn't run across the freeway. I think I've learned my lesson with that nonsense, especially on interval days. No more grumbling to myself about traffic!

See the activity on RunSaturday
Type:Run - Intervals
Distance:5.07 mi

There were four intervals total: 1k, 2k, 1k, and 1k, with a 400m rest interval in between. Paces were:

1k: 8:16/mi
2k: 8:32/mi
1k: 8:36/mi
1k: 8:47/mi

After warmup & cooldown, it was a total of 5.07 miles in 50:22, with an average pace of 9:56/mi. I burned 535 calories.

With the weather being as warm as it was today, I think I haven't worked this hard or sweat this much on a run since September/October. Does this mean winter is now a thing of the past? We shall certainly see!

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