5 x 800’s

Happy Tuesday, everyone!

Dude. I hit up the gym last night with my roommate and it was fantastic! On my training schedule last night? The dreaded speedwork. You know I hate speedwork… you’ve heard it enough.

Well, I can say that last night was the first time I enjoyed it. *GASP*. Actually, it might possibly be because I took it too easy? But whatevers.

Treadmill: warm up for 1 mile (8:30).

1st 800 (which is 2 laps around the track or 0.50 mile): 8.4 to 8.7 mph. 0.25 mile jog-walk recovery.

2nd 800: 8.5 to 8.8 mph. 0.25 mile jog-walk recovery.

3rd 800: 8.6 to 8.8 mph. 0.25 mile jog-walk recovery.

4th 800: 8.7 to 8.9 mph. 0.25 mile jog-walk recovery.

5th 800: 8.8 to 9.1 mph. 0.25 mile jog-walk recovery.

Then cooldown mile or so.

Total: 5.50 mile, 45:18 (plus 0.25 mile walking at the very end).

You see what I did there? I tried to make each of the 800’s faster than the previous one and always creep up in pace during the 800. I’m pretty sure that next time I should be starting somewhere around 8.8 mph, but whatever. I must have been super bloated and fully-stocked with my glycogen stores because I was super energized!

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^(this workout was not done on a track… but I’m thinking of doing my next speed workout there).

When I got home, I put on something to watch (Law & Order: SVU) and just did about 25 minutes of yoga on my own.

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On the agenda today? Read, read, read, study, class, running?, and Bikram yoga.

Have a good one!

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