Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Out Season: Week 11 - Run Workout - Holy Treadmill Sweat

I thought the bike workout yesterday was tough. Today I had to run and man it was a challenge. This was not easy at all anywhere at any given time. This was a mental and physical challenge for me. It made me realize that my lack of run training is catching up. It made me realize that I cannot afford to miss any more workouts. PERIOD.

I woke up sore and tired from the last few days. Getting back to coaching and training wears this body out. I am on my feet and very active as a coach. Lots of lateral movements that I don't normally do.

Today I had to muster up some mojo to get going. I really wanted to find an excuse to not run, but I knew that I would be mad later today.

I jumped on the treadmill to watch Netflix instead of trying to gauge pace outside in the darkness at 5 am.

I did a nice easy warm up as my legs were sore and motivation was pretty low

WU: 10 minutes easy at 9:39 pace, 5 minutes at 8:16 pace, I then picked it up just a tad for a .25 mile at 8:02 before getting into the main set that called for

MS: 4 x 200, 2 x 800, 4 x 200, 2 x 400 all @ IP/6:39/Very Hard with full recoveries between each.

 This workout was no joke. 12 intervals all at 6:39 pace is not a slacker of a workout by any means. I hit all intervals all at 6:36 or faster. I was proud to get this done and be able to hold on. I had to run a bit slower during the rest intervals towards the end, but pretty happy getting in 7.5 miles in 60 minutes.

I can only wonder how tough tomorrow will be on the bike. I have not even looked at the workout yet as I know Thursdays are always the toughest.
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