8 times T pace

I’ve gotta admit that I’ve been pretty sluggish in the morning lately.  I just find it so damned hard to get out of bed and get going.  Of course once I do, I end up having a very productive day.  I just need that initial spark.  No, I don’t drink coffee.  Maybe I should.

Anyway, I hit the gym for 5 sluggish treadmill miles at my easy pace yesterday.  I didn’t want to do any strength training, but somehow I convinced myself o do it anyway.  The good news is that I was able to weight myself and I gained 3 pounds back on vacation.  Now I just have to remember to eat enough to keep it there.

Today, the plan called for 8×1200 m at T pace.  T pace is currently 7:02 minutes per mile or 1200 m in 5:14.  Here’s how it went:

1200 m in 5:02

1200 m in 5:08

1200 m in 5:02

1200 m in 5:03

1200 m in 5:02

1200 m in 5:12

1200 m in 5:11

1200 m in 4:57

I figured this workout wouldn’t be so bad since a typical Wednesday T pace run has been 4×1.5 miles at T pace.  So, this was essentially the same total distance with twice the intervals of half the distance and half the rest (1 minute rest between intervals today).  It was challenging I’d say, but I definitely think I could have done 1-2 more intervals without excrutiating difficulty.  Including warmup, cooldown and rests, my total workout was 8.5 miles in 1:06:05.

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