Wow! What a difference 6 days can make… I did my workout today on the same loop I did my workout on last Thursday and the times were much better. I definitely think I was sick last week, but I also started taking iron supplements again and I think they are starting to kick in after a week.
I was out the door by 5:15 as I don’t have time during the day to get in longer ones. Again, I did the workout on a loop that is not measured so I didn’t get discouraged by times. Here’s how it went:
(Valley Centre Parking Lot Loop) 8 x 2 loops with 1:00 recovery. (4:54/4:53/4:54/4:52/4:52/4:47/4:43/4:33 (last lap in 2:13)) I would say that I ran the workout at around 15k effort
Compared to last Thursday:
(Valley Centre Parking Lot Loop) 5 loops hard/4 x :25 hills/3 loops hard/2 x :25 hills/1 loop hard/1 x :25 hill Splits: (2:28/2:28/2:29/2:30/2:27) (2:27//2:26/2:24) (2:16)
Last weeks workout felt MUCH MUCH harder and I could only manage a 2:16 on the last one and I ran it HARD. Today I ran 2:13 for the last lap of the last rep and I did not push very hard. Hoping this is a good sign….
Next week I’ll get back to doing workouts on measured courses.