Had a good workout today! Needed a good workout today. After consulting with a coach that I follow on Twitter (speedysasquatch), I was cleared to proceed with some speed training even though I had just run a half marathon two days ago.
The workout: 1 mi warm-up; 4 x 1 mile intervals with a 3 min rest interval between sets; 1 mi cool down.
The results: 6:18; 6:26; 6:20; 6:43
I was more than pleased that the issues I had with my legs on race day were not replicated during the intervals. I did one thing I did today that is rare for me.. I didn't look at my GPS watch while I was running the intervals.. normally I will grab glances to see what my pace is during the intervals.. today I concentrated on feel and guts. I have to admit that they were pretty tough, mostly because I haven't done this many 1 mile intervals in a couple of years. I think the BEST preparation training run for the 1/2 marathon is 1 mile intervals.. so although the Higdon plan called for 1/2 mile intervals I substituted.. I will have this same workout next Monday.. will I improve.. we'll see!
Tomorrow.. recovery 3 miler... Ahhhhhh!