Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Speed Work - 8 x 1 mile repeats

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!

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