From Rest to Speed

Yesterday's workout was a strange beast. I originally was going to take yesterday as a rest day, but as it turned out, I forgot my money at home so I couldn't go to lunch with the guys. So instead, I decided that I would go ahead and workout since it wasn't all that sunny and I could just use Friday as a rest day. SO, I packed up my bag with the intention of running and made my way up to the Aquatic Center. As I made it up to the area, I decided that instead of running 4 as I planned, that I would run 3 instead. I had worked my hamstrings pretty vigorously in the pool the day before and so I didn't want to put any stress on them, so I cut the mileage from 4 to 3. But look at the split times, so much for any type of easy run:

Split Split Distance Overall Distance Split Time Split Pace Overall Time Overall Pace
1 1.0 1.0 7:15 7:15 7:15 7:15
2 1.0 2.0 7:45 7:45 15:00 7:30
3 1.0 3.0 8:36 8:36 23:36 7:52

I can't be for certain, but my first mile I think is my fastest recorded mile of the year. Okay, looking back to the Race for the Deaf that my first mile was 7:03, but that was in race conditions, this 7:15 was me by myself which is fairly different mindsets. I felt pretty good for the rest of the run, I only had to walk right before the dreaded Lake Loudon hill because of the traffic at 12:30. Since classes are back in session, there is 10 fold the number of vehicles around campus, making the traffic a little more dangerous to avoid.

Today will be a rest day, but I am going to the Knoxville Marathon press conference in 20 minutes and so hopefully, I might have some pictures and/or information to blog about when I get back.

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