This post is a little outdated, since it happened about 3 weeks ago. It was the night before the first big snow storm, temperatures were in the 20s with the windchill making it feel like the teens. I met Joslyn at the high school football stadium and we did 8 x 400s. They were supposed to be at 5K pace so like a 9:00 min/mi for me. I think we did the first one in about a 6-7 min/mi pace and I felt like I was going to throw up. I decided then that I no longer cared about speed. I guess it didn’t help that it was extremely cold and it hurt to breath.
Her times are as follows for the last 5 repeats with me being a few steps behind her. I guesstimated that I did about an 8:00 min/mi average for my repeats.
Speed work is not fun, I think I will just stick to my slow running. My body will appreciate it also. I was pretty sore the next day and I didn’t know if it was from the track workout or all the snow I shoveled with terrible form. Needless to say, I haven’t done another track workout even though I was supposed to last week. It’s also really hard to track your pace without a Garmin. I’ve been really really wanting a Garmin lately because of all the stoplights I have to stop at and maybe I will be inspired to do speed work again.
What are your thoughts on speed work?