Saturday, September 27, 2008

Shades Creek Revisited

24 min. w/u (3 miles)
Target: 4 mile tempo @6:30
3x1200 starting @5:55 pace, faster every 90 secs.
Actual: 6:36, 6:23, 6:23, 6:20; 4:30, 4:30
22 min. c/d (3 miles)
Total: 12 miles

This workout was pretty much a train wreck. I consciously tried to go out conservatively in the first mile and as a result ran it way too slowly. The rest of the tempo felt much harder than it should have at the pace I was holding. As for the 1200s, they just didn't really happen. I didn't have intermediate markers between the miles, so I decided I would just run for 4:30 and increase the pace every 90 seconds. While technically I did accomplish this goal, there's no way that 4:30 was 1200 meters at the pace I was running. I stopped the third 1200 after about 20 seconds when it was clear I was embarrassing myself and extended the cool down jog instead.

I'm tired. I'm hungry all the time. And I'm losing $5 to Jordan on the OU vs. TCU game. Not the best day overall.