Okay, I’ve been dicking around long enough. I haven’t been to the track since March. While I have still been running, most of those runs have been at an easy pace, with my only goal being to keep moving during summer. Well, I’ve decided that one track workout a week won’t kill me. Hopefully.
I didn’t really plan on incorporating any speed work until I officially started a training plan for the marathon, but after looking over the first few weeks of that crazyass Smart Coach plan, I wasn’t too intimidated by the suggested paces and felt they would be a good way to at least keep a little bit of pep in my step through the dog days.
Planned Workout: Four miles. One mile warm-up then 1600 x 2 @ 9:21 with 800 recovery jogs.
Actual: Four miles. One mile warm-up @ 10:59, 1600 @ 9:16, 800 @ 10:54, 1600 @ 9:07, 800 @ 11:05
Success! And it really didn’t suck all that bad! That TOTALLY means I can run a 4:19:22 marathon, right?