Today was the first _actual_ speed work session of the 2013 summer marathon training program with Runners Choice. We were at the track at TD Waterhouse Stadium. We did a 600 m. run (1.5 times around the track) and then a 200 m. (2 minutes) rest before doing the next speed laps. Here are my splits:
I was aiming for 2:15 per 600 m. (0:45 per 200 m. segment) but I couldn't reach it other than the first repeat. My average was 2:22.
Comparing these times to previous sessions, there is good and bad. Compared to June 2011 when I was training for what turned out to be my personal best, I'm slower by 1 second per 600 m. (2:21/600 m.). But if you compare it to January of this year, I'm significantly faster (an average of 2:32 for 5 laps).