Thursday, March 28, 2013

Unexpected workout success

AM: 30 min @ 7:08 pace
PM: 14 min w/u w/ 4x150m @ 5:10-4:45 pace
3x2 miles on hilly loop:
2miles w/ splits of 5:44, 5:34
4 min jog rest
2miles w/ splits of 5:36, 5:44
4 min jog
2 miles w/ splits of 5:57, 5:01 (SHORT & off road/through the bush)
15 min c/d

I did this workout on my lunch break Wednesday when traffic was absolutely awful. I had convinced myself that it was going poorly early on because I had not looked at my Garmin splits yet and just FELT like my legs were tired. The last interval I started without any plan of where I would end up, and quick thinking made me take a turn by the vet school and through the wooded cut-through on the backside of Sherwood. Here, the hills destroyed my pace and took all the fight out of my legs. Regardless of the bush whacking I was still able to come in under 6:00 for the first half of the interval and continue to keep the effort up from there.

I had summed this workout up to be a huge fail until I finally got a chance to go back and view my paces for each.  In the end, I'm pretty pleased and a little shocked, given the junk that's still hanging out in my legs. All this can mean is that there are much more sessions like this to come.

Run Happy! -M


jayloh@runningmovesme said...

yay! What a great surprise that must've been. Awesome workout!

L.A. Runner said...

Nice job! Even more impressive is that you did that on your lunch break! Way to work! :)