Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Tempo or intervals?

It was touch and go this morning whether I had the motivation to go run, but somehow I made it out the door. Mostly, I think, I wanted to try out the new insoles I just put into my shoes. Custom heat-molded, you heat them up in a warm oven, slip them into your shoes, and stand in them for a couple minutes. Although they take up a little more room in my shoes than I expected, I think they'll work out great. They give me just enough more stability and make me feel centered in the shoe. Felt good this morning, anyway - we'll see how they do down the road...

So I was supposed to do 5 miles this morning - a mile warmup, three tempo miles and a mile cool down. I headed down toward the Truckee River (where it's nice and flat), started going faster at the mile mark, and kept track of how far I had gone on Lumpy. After a mile at about 7:00 pace, I needed to stop. So I jogged another half mile, turned around, jogged the same half mile back, then did a mile back at tempo pace. A slow mile back home finished me up. So, I don't know whether to call this a lame tempo workout or a really long interval session.


SnowLeopard said...

Oh, I'd definitely say you did a (nice) interval run. :) You were still going faster than I do on my regular (non-tempo, non-interval) runs.

Hope your new insoles work out for you!

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