Tuesday, March 11, 2008

3/11 Intervals

Just starting the fifth week of this training program, the second third of the twelve weeks. Starting to see some progress! Had my longest, fastest intervals this morning, and breezed through them! Felt really gooe to have a solid workout after the disappointing run on Saturday.

Planned:
15 min warm up (9:00)
3 x 8 min intervals (6:30) with 4 min easy jogs (10:00) in between,
15 min warm down

Just did a ten minute warm up this morning; I got a few minutes late start heading to the gym. Have to keep these sessions under an hour, too, or the dumb treadmill shuts down on me. Hit my intervals at 6:40 pace, which I think is my fastest interval pace yet. I'll be down to the target 6:30 pace before I'm done with this... Felt great all the way through; maybe a little tired near the end of the third interval, but I think I could have ground out another if I needed to. Kind of glad I didn't, though.

Actual:
10 minutes @ 8:15 pace
3 x 8 minute intervals @ 6:40 pace with 4 minute easy jogs @ 10:00 pace in between
8 minute cool down

2 comments:

SnowLeopard said...

The treadmill shuts down after an hour? That's dumb! Are they afraid you'll get too much exercise? Ha ha! Probably just a safety feature in case someone leave it running. I'm glad you're getting closer to meeting your times, and feeling good! You're doing WAY better at keeping up with your training than I am...

SnowLeopard said...

Or is that the mandatory cool-down you were talking about in an earlier blog?