Did I say last post that the work gets easier? Well, I guess the long runs get easier, but we stepped up the speedwork to 8 x 1 mile repeats this week -- and next week its 9. So, the speedwork definitely isn't getting any easier.
But at least the pain and misery doesn't last as long with the speed work.
I went out targeting 7 minute miles -- but since my hamstrings were a bit sore (possibly from hockey 2 nights ago, or possibly from a lot of horseback riding in the past 2 days) I decided to make sure I didn't go a whole lot faster than that. It worked out pretty well. Here are my splits:
So, everything was within 10 seconds of the goal pace. At no time did I think I couldn't do it -- but at the same time, my legs were sore by the end of it all -- so I must be building muscle.
Now, off to hockey tonight!