I'll make this short and sweet because I have a jammed packed day at work ahead of me.
I woke up this morning not so excited about track. Rare, I know! But, unfortunately the norm as of late. The one thing that had me semi pumped up was that I got to try out my new shoes (New Kicks).
I got to the track early and warmed up a mile and then saw that we had the following workout:
2x2000, 800, Opt. 1600
Though, at this point, we all know that the 1600 isn't optional for marathoners!
Expected Times: 8:45, 8:45, 3:20, 7:00-7:10
Rest: 4 minutes after 2000's, 2 minutes after 800
My times: 8:40, 8:45, 3:18, 7:28
So, I didn't quite hit the last mile ... but the purpose of the optional mile is to get used to running on tired legs. If I can finish my marathon at that pace, I'd be ecstatic. My real goal was sub 7:30 on that!
The 2000's wore me out!!
I LOVE getting my workout done first thing in the morning. It makes for a very happy Jaime the rest of the day! :)