1.5 mile warm-up, easy pace
1200 meters: 6:02/6:01
1000 meters: 4:59/4:59
800 meters: 3:58/3:49
600 meters: 2:57/2:49
400 meters: 1:57/1:49
All with 200 meter rest in between (I walked!)
I had a tough time hitting those first long intervals--they are TOUGH! I'm used to running shorter intervals, around 400 meters. It felt good to work really hard though. My legs are feeling it. If you're wondering how I remembered all those distance and paces for the workout? Like this:
Worked during the day to make time for a great afternoon hike with a friend! She took me to a beautiful little waterfall and walk along the creek, beautiful! Legs were a little sore but it felt nice to stretch out after the workouts--and who could pass up stunning sights like these?
We sat up at the top of one of these waterfalls and chatted for a good hour before we headed home. So peaceful and calm, we didn't see a single person the whole hike.
|My feet peeking out from our seat atop the waterfalls!|
Do you ever do two a day workouts? Love them?
I usually don't have two a days. If I do, it's cardio for one and strength training or yoga for the other. Once a week it might be nice though. Followed by an easy/rest day, of course!
How do you keep track of what your workout should be for the day--on paper, on garmin, just remember the stats?
Usually my workouts aren't too specific, or I make them up on the fly. But writing them on my arm really worked, and forced me to focus on the paces and keep up the speed! I think I'll keep doing it for speedwork.