I didn’t run a (fast for me) half marathon the day before and just ran an easy 6.0 instead.
This made a huge difference in how my legs felt today! Sean pushes me to do better than I ever would by myself – of that there is no doubt. He starts about 5-10 seconds behind me, which forces me run faster at the end of the lap.
On the left is a picture of my logged my workout. My planned workout was a sub 7:00 minute mile and I wanted to keep my 8x 1/4 between 1:30 and 1:40 with a full 1/4 lap of rest in between. Sean was doing a LOT faster workout than I was!
- 1/4 – 1:25:20 I haven’t run this fast in a long, long time
- 1/4 – 1:33:73
- 1/4 – 1:32:48
- 1/4 – 1:32:22
- 1/4 – 1:35:16
- 1/4 – 1:34:33
- 1/4 – 1:30:83 This is the lap that Sean was filming me on.
- 1/4 – 1:31:99 Last lap
I was very happy with the quality and consistency of the workout! I haven’t run this fast in a long time and it was a little faster than I expected! Sean did push me, but at the same time I was motivated to run better than last week.
After the track workout was over, we decided to do some barefoot strides on the infield.
The barefoot strides felt good, but watching the film, I need to focus more on turning my right foot in, like I did when I was running on the track, which seemed to make a difference during my interval workout. Better form = better running.
Overall, this was easily my best track workout of the year!