Last night I was coaxed, forced, intrigued, and challenged into a speed workout. I was hesitant, because ultra runners very rarely incorporate speed workouts into their regimens but I felt the need for speed (I apologize for that one). Interestingly enough, I was battling with myself, no one actually forced or coerced me into the workout, it was a personal battle, nonetheless, I joined the sub 2 hour half marathon running room group for a speed workout.
3mile tempo at 7:00 per mile pace
10x1 minute at 5km race pace with 1 minute recovery between the hard efforts.
I was averaging about 3:30 min/per km pace for the intervals
The workout felt great and came to 7 miles total. I also did a morning run yesterday (3.6 miles easy) for a daily total of 10.6 miles. The speed workout actually felt great, I haven’t done speed work in a couple years mostly concentrating on tempo/race pace type workouts but never any interval work.
I was actually invited to run with the running room elite race team for the next speed work!!!
All in all it felt good to rip up the pavement with some speed. Who knows, maybe it’s the shoes….