Wow. So I posted about my last set of intervals two months ago. I need to look on my Garmin activities, but if I haven’t run intervals in two months that’s the reason I am not getting any faster!
This morning I managed to get out of bed and run. This is a huge accomplishment, because as my alarm went off I thought “Oh, hell no. I’m not getting out of bed”. Then a quick (20 minute!) look at Instagram told me, no get out of bed. I wanted to do some repeats today. I decided on 400m repeats. They are easy to do, in a way. They are only 0.25 miles. I can run for 0.25 miles. Then I was to rest for 2 minutes. I walked for 30 seconds, then jogged the other 1:30.
It went something like this:
I warmed up for a mile, did a few lunges butt kicks and straight leg walking things (I can’t think of the term for those!) Probably not as many as I should have done. Actually, definitely not as many as I should have done. I decided if I can keep my pace between 7:53-8:00min/miles I would be happy. I tried looking at my pace for the first few repeats, then the wind got kind of strong and I decided just to go harder, but comfortable, and give it my best. If I was slower, it would be ok because I am running harder than I normally would.
In the end, I am pretty happy with my pace. It was definitely tough. I definitely need to do these more. I might do hill repeats next week, then maybe the week after do 800m, 1000m or 1 mile repeats – just some kind of repeat at a faster than normal pace!