Day 1 of 2days per week of speed work. Why am I doing this again? That’s right I want to run faster, I remember now. All this complaining and it wasn’t bad. 5x3min pick-up’s at a 9:20 pace. Goal is to make marathon pace (10:30) feel comfy. I warmed up for a mile and hit it. I’m glad I paid attention to the instructions and didn’t try to knock out 3 at once. The first felt easy, as expected, I didn’t want to slow down when the 3 minutes were up. By the 3rd I was huffing and puffing, it took longer to recover. 4 and 5 were uneventful. Tomorrow I will do an easy 5 miles and hit the speed work again on Thursday. Going forward I plan to get this work done on Mon and Thurs. So far so good, I can’t help but wonder when injury will set in. But for now positive thinking, I’m doing this right, intentional and slow.
Miles trained today: 4