First Workout

I got the first speed workout in last night at the Cretzmeyer Track. In drizzle, then light snow, then drizzle again, I had a productive 9-miler.

The plan was 1.5 mi warmup @ 9:41 + 12x ([400m @ 7:21] + [400m recov @ 10:21]) + 1.5 mi cooldown @ 9:41. I made all but the first speed interval and went 8:54/mi for the workout.

As usual, I started dreading the run around 2:00 pm. 12 intervals seems like a huge deal. And, the weather, though warm, was less than optimal. But, I’ve been through this before. Deep down, I knew the workout wouldn’t be as hard as it looks on paper. Sure enough, I ran the first part of the first interval at faster than the planned pace. That’s how I like it – a need to slow down rather than speed it up.

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Resting, Day Two

This will be the second rest day at the start of the Boston ’17 training. My HRV score reflected the rest, jumping to 57 from 52. It’s amazing how a single rest day can have such a positive impact. I still have a little stiffness in the lower back and high quads (in the rectus femoris area), but am definitely feeling more rested. This few days should start me off on a great track for the rest of the program.