Speedwork for the Deaf

It wasn't my intention to run fast yesterday, but I did. I was even lucky that I got a chance to run yesterday because of the poor weather that we were having. but as luck would have it, it cleared up at the last second and although it wa overcast and chilly, it made it a good day to run. The venue for yesterday was Lakeshore greenway. Lakeshore is a 2.2 mile greenway that encloses a local minimum security mental institution in addition to 3 baseball fields, UT's practice golf greens, and AYSO soccer field. It is also right next to a water treatment plant, which in the summer makes the runners go little faster around that area. The nice thing about Lakeshore is that it has all types of terrain. Flat, gradual incline, sharp decline, curves, steep inclines… I mean everything and it makes it a great training run. At only 2.2 miles per lap, you can ration out water/gel in between splits. I once did 10 laps around Lakeshore, but that was a little much. Here are my split times from yesterday:

Split Time pace per mile
1 mile 7:51 7:51
1.2 mile 10:03 8:23
1 mile 8:29 8:29
1.2 mile 10:17 8:43
1 mile 8:07 8:07
1.2 mile 10:02 8:22
Total 6.6 54:52 8:19

I had my Eargoggles on with my MP3 playing some of my motivational running songs. Perhaps that is one of the reasons that I did so well. My fear is that I ran too fast for Thursday before a race. It is a common faux pas to do a hard work out on Thursday night before a Saturday morning race. You only have 36 hours of recovery before the race. So with that in mind, I ditched going swimming. I want to have my legs in prime shape for tomorrow. Race time 8am!

About planet3rry

I'm a husband, father and runner in the Knoxville area. I love the way that running makes me feel and how it has changed my thinking. I am always looking for the new PR whether in the 5k or the marathon