I just got done with this week's track workout, and I'll give you the rundown of that, but let me sum up this week first.
On Monday, we decided to change our long run to a quick 6 mile tempo run. I knew that it was only 6 miles, so I started pretty quick, and at the turn around at 3 miles, I was averaging 7:57's. I was stoked, and decided that my new goal for that run would be to run it under 8 min/miles. Well, as soon as I turned around, I realized we were running straight into an awful headwind. Man, the wind in Michigan sucks! I kept grinding it out, but ended up with a 8:01min/mile avg. I was bummed that I didn't quite get my goal, but I think that's still pretty good. Of course, Jenn rocked her run as usual. Her ankle was bothering her from a slip on snow and ice a couple months back, but she still beat her goal of 11:27's with a smoking 10:43min/mile average! She's pretty awesome, and I know her Holy Half is going to be awesome.
Tuesday was a solid ride on the trainer. I love just chillin' out and closing my eyes while I'm down in the aero position and enjoying the ride. It's actually quite relaxing.
Last night was a slacker night, and Jenn and I ended up just watching three episodes of White Collar. That's a great show.
But today, I was scheduled for a track workout. Hal Higdon told me to do 10x400's at a 5k pace. Well, my 5k pace is slow, so every track workout I do, I push the tempo pretty good. I feel like that helps me get a better workout. Sometimes I like track workouts, but others, I feel like I'm just running in circles. Today's was pretty good though. Here are my times for each 400:
#1: 1:37 @ 6:19min/mile
#2: 1:32 @ 5:49min/mile - There were some other people walking on the track, and the adrenaline got to me. I didn't want them to think that I was slow, so I picked it up a bit as I went by them.
#3: 1:36 @ 6:10min/mile
#4: 1:41 @ 6:44min/mile -This was a slow one!
#5: 1:39 @ 6:37min/mile
#6: 1:38 @ 6:30min/mile
#7: 1:40 @ 6:32min/mile
#8: 1:38 @ 6:20min/mile
#9: 1:43 @ 6:32min/mile
#10: 1:41 @ 6:26min/mile
I thought about getting on the bike afterwards, but I'm pretty wasted. It's date night, so as soon as Jenn gets home from work, we're going out!