My first attempt at proper intervals was today. I DREAD speed days and would rather run 10 miles slowly than sprint for even one. The more I research though, the more I come to terms with the fact that I have to do it if I want to get any faster! So intervals it is. Todays treadmill run looked something like this:
Obviously, running at 8.6 mph is crazy tough for me. Overall I'm pretty pleased with the fact that I managed 6 intervals, each (nearly!) 2 minutes each. Stopping a run after 50 minutes is new for me, I usually try to make the workout at least one hour but 50 minutes took it out of me big time. Following my run was a Clif Builder's Bar, wolfed down in the car in the gym parking lot. If you haven't tried the Chocolate Mint flavor, you must! Yum. These bad boys are a little pricey but so delicious. Nothing makes me run as fast as when I know I have one of these waiting for me after my workout. Twenty grams of protein isn't too shabby either! The rest of this Sunday afternoon will likely be spent doing what lazy days are made for --stalking your blogs and watching some guilty pleasure TV. Happy weekend!