I wasn't thrilled when my alarm went off before 5 this morning for run group, but I managed to drag myself out of bed for today's speed session. Just me and three other guys this humid morning to take on what was entitled The Murderous Mile Workout. I knew what the workout was ahead of time; it didn't look hard on paper. Let me tell you, looks can be deceiving.
Here's the workout:
WU; 3 x 800m at mile pace with just under 2-min active recovery; then one mile @ moderate pace; then 4 x 400m all out with 30 seconds recoveries; CD
Looks dobale, yeah?
Let me tell you. 800's at mile pace is fast. You're using gears you didn't know you had. Mine weren't as fast as they should have been, but enough to knock me on my ass. I ran the mile in between at 7:45 pace, which included a nice little uphill in case you weren't breathing heavy before. The 400's went well, but damn, 30 seconds in between is not a lot of recovery. Some people made this workout look incredibly easy (cough, Mick, cough). I was not one of those people.
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