I find that I always write my post “in my brain” before I actually get it to the computer. And I usually do this before I check my daily reads, so I end up getting sucked up into commenting on your posts (and I love to leave comments!). By the time I realize what's going on, it's time to go. And home duties generally preclude me from posting from home. Case in point, yesterday… I didn't get to post about yesterday's workout and easter candy eatin' because I looked up and it was 4:30! Ahhh.
So yesterday I met up with Marty at lunch time to do some EASY miles to kind of shake out the linger lactic acid in our legs (if any left). I can to the conclusion that when Marty and i get together we have two types of runs: Tempo and Speed work. We do not know the meaning of Slooooooooooow. If our pace at Strawplains was around 9:02 min mile, then our easy runs should be around 9:30-10:00 min pace. Our first 2 miles were at an 8:54 pace. Yeah! And then the return trip from Third Creek greenway, we ran a 8:26. Now, in our defense, we ran into a small group of the Law Dogs and so there was 5 of us running together for about 0.4 of a mile.
You know how NASA uses the gravitational pull of planets to accelerate satiellites further out into space? You don't? Well, it's pretty ingenious… gravity can be your friend! Anyway, that is how I felt when we broke off from the Law Dogs. It seemed like our pace was slightly accelerated, but what is crazy is that we still can have labored conversations at this pace. So, all the tempo/speed work can't be all that bad.
So today we are going to do speedwork on the track… oh well… Marty just called and he has a brewing tour coming in, so he is unavailable for speedwork today AND he tells me that he can't run tomorrow either. Sheesh! What is up with that… I mean backing out of running is like cheating on your partner. Well, we are on for Monday, so that should be a good Tempo workout I guess. So, know I have to decide what I am going to do tody on the track. I have 400 meter (1 Lap) intervals with 400 meter recovery. I think I am going to do the workout from last week that I blew off. I'll do 6x400meter with a 90 second recovery, at the end of that session I will have a 4 minute recovery run and then do the 6×400 again. I wonder what pace I need to run those. Hmmm… let me check… looks like I need to run a 6:55 mile pace or about a 1:44 lap which should have me at about 3 miles after all the warm-ups and stuff. Now if the weather can just hold out until lunch.