Tuesday: 5.4 with 6x400
Sunday: rest (unscheduled)
Total Miles: 25.2
On Tuesday the closest running route to my apartment was a wet, slippery mess. This really interfered with my plan to run 5 miles with 2-3 miles at tempo pace. Running fast requires traction. There was, however, a really nice clear section that was about a quarter of a mile long. When I got to the dry section after about 2 miles of playing "Ice or Puddle?", I wanted to stay there. To make it interesting I ran hard for the length of the dry section (about 400m), then turned around and jogged back to the start.
My pace for these intervals was a bit too slow to really be an effective workout, but I hadn't run intervals in quite some time and didn't want to over do it. Average pace for each interval was 7:45. Because this wasn't an ideal speed session I added a fast finish to both Thursday's and Saturday's run.
|Icy river I ran beside on my long run.|
|Loving the contrast between the dull greys of winter and my bright new shoes.|