REALLLLY abbreviated Speed Workout this morning for two reasons. First, this week is a recovery week in my Chicago Marathon training, so the mileage and speeds are being kept a little lighter. Second, we have a 5K on Saturday night that I really want to run well, so I tried not turn burn my legs out this morning. Here is how the workout went ...
Location: Campbell Jr. High Track
Weather: 65 degrees, 73%, 6MHP NE
2 Mile warm up @ 8:30
1 Mile @ 5:53
800M @ 2:47 (5:34 pace)
800M @ 2:54 (5:48 pace)
1 Mile @ 7:02
2 Mile Cool Down
7 Miles Total
I was really pleased with how easy this workout felt. I was well under 6:00/pace for most of the speed work and it felt really easy, which was encouraging. The only little red flag that's popping up is a little arch and Plantar Fasciitis tightness in my left foot due to the lack of arch support in the minimalist shoes I've been wearing. They're fast, but seem to take a toll on my feet. So I'll keep an eye on that. Overall though, it was a fairly fast and easy workout. Have a great week!
... be great today!