warm-up: 3.7 miles/9:45 pace/159 bpm
plyos: 15 minutes
circuit: 17 minutes
1 mile: 9:05/175 bpm
1 mile: 9:21/178 bpm
400: 1:57/171 bpm
400: 2:03/179 bpm
400: 2:04/178 bpm
Total: 8.38 miles
Sorry if your eyes glaze over when reading these posts with my times on them. I just want to be able to look back at these and see how much I have improved ;) Plus I love looking at your times when you guys post them, so I kind of assume everybody else does too.
The mile repeats were way too fast, but they felt good. Coach said that the pace isn't as important now since I am only dealing with a couple, but eventually when I get into doing tempo runs he wants me to know what that pace feels like. Since my warm up pace was right at what my mile repeats were supposed to be, I wonder if we should re-evaluate my tempo pace.
Running over 8 miles in the middle of week is a milestone (pun intended) for me. I don't think I have ever thrown down that kind of mileage on a Tuesday before. I love it. I'm really feeling good about how Project Suck It is going so far. I know I'm going to get faster come October. There's no way all this work is not going to amount to something.
Going for another OWS tonight. I am anxious to see that distance again. The more I've thought about it, the more I don't believe it's a 1/2 mile to the turnaround. I'm bringing two different peeps with me today so maybe they will be a better judge of distance than I.
Lastly, have you guys ever heard of the Navy Seals Fitness Challenge? I'm thinking about doing it. It sounds fun and a little bad ass. They're gonna be in Seattle (Bellvue actually for those familiar with the area) on August 8th. It's the weekend after I have a 1/2 marathon scheduled so I don't know how or if it'll fit into my schedule. I talked to my coach about it and he said the best way to get a good workout in from it is to actually do it after my long run (which will hopefully be only 8 - 10 miles that week). I want to do it this year, then do it again next year and see how much I've improved.
Has anybody done it or heard about it?