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A bit of speed work redemption

June 12, 2011

I just kinda nailed that workout.  4 X 1M repeats, the first 3 at 6:31/M, the 4th at 6:22/M.  None felt too tough and rather than recovering from the 4th I went right into another mile at 7:24/M (marathon pace).  I felt strong throughout and am a bit relieved that Thursday’s poor session seems to have been just an off day, rather than an indication of bigger problems.  I’m not sure if I’ve found the right speed to run these, as I want to push myself but still be able to manage the pace as the reps increase over the summer.

There is a rather strong correlation between the quality of my workouts and the availability of inspiring content on the DVR.  Today was coverage of Track & Field at the Adidas Grand Prix in New York.  Watching these pros (and even some amateurs) running so fast actually makes it easier for me.  I mean, the guys running the 5000 meters in something like 4:20/M somehow really makes it easier for me to ignore the pain I’d otherwise feel during my 6-something/M repeats.  Similarly, nothing like Ironman or a major marathon coverage to make a long run on the treadmill feel like I’m kicking back on the couch.

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One Comment
  1. William permalink

    Yeah, what he said.

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