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Wednesday Night Speed: 3 x 1 mile repeats… again
Yep back on the track and more mile repeats and I know two weeks in a row! Not the norm but I had to move my workouts around because of that little trip to Dallas which means back to back repeat mile workouts.
I wasn’t really feelin the track this night. It’s hard to run the same workout two weeks in a row especially when the last one was epic. Still compared to all the tempos this was short so I knew it would fly by, and fly by it did. The plan this night was to run 6:00 mins for all three with a shorter recovery than the week before (2 mins).
I ran my regular 3 mile warm-up and fast quarter (76 seconds boom!) followed by and easy quarter. Our coach was telling everyone their workout but since Megha and I had our own we just took off.
Unfortunately our timing was a bit off this week. We finished our first quarter right when the rest of the group was starting and I somehow ended-up at the front of a group. Not just any group, this group was a few pace groups faster than my normal group.
I really wasn’t sure what to do so I just ran.
We came around the track at their 800m split and my 1200m split and I heard someone say we were a little slow but as far as my workout was concerned a was more than a little fast.
Why won’t they just pass me already???
One more lap and we stepped off the track. My coach was confused and I reminded him we were doing a different workout.
First mile: 5:52. Yep. That’s not the same as 6:00.
Two minute jog and we were off again. I won’t bore you this week with every quarter-mile split (like last week) but when all was said and done I’d run 5:54 and 5:54.
I know I should have been amped but I wasn’t. The last two reps my splits were all over the place and just couldn’t get settled.
I know, I should lighten-up just a tad.
Last speed session in the books (and really maybe I should run a 5k?)
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