Corn chronicles have been pre-empted due to an important announcement (and by the fact that I didn’t take any pictures of the corn yesterday).
I will henceforth be known as Amy “the gazelle” Bannister.
Today, I broke two major milestones.
I did speedwork this morning (it was a delightful 69 degrees when I left home at 6 AM). I did a 1 mile warmup, a fast 1 mile, 400 cool, 800/400 recovery (x3) and a 1 mile cooldown.
My fast mile? 7:53 bitches. That’s right – I broke 8 minutes. My 800s were crap after that, but I didn’t care. I have never run under an 8 minute mile. My last mile time trial (March, 2008) I ran 8:59. I am a gazelle! on speed!
The other milestone? With my 5.5 miles done today, I am officially at 500 miles for the year. I’m not sure if I’ll get to 1,000 this year, but I will come pretty damn close.
It’s going to be a good, good day.
ETA – Speedwork Stats
Warm-up: 1 mile (11:22/11:22 pace)
Interval 1: 1 mile (7:53/7:53 pace)
Recovery 1: .33 miles (5:51/17:35 pace)
Interval 2: .55 miles (4:21/7:59 pace)
Recovery 2: .26 miles (3:00/11:47 pace)
Interval 3: .52 miles (4:36/8:55 pace)
Recovery 3: .25 miles (3:13/13:15 pace)
Interval 4: .51 miles (4:37/9:00 pace)
Cool down: 1.09 miles (12:57/11:55 pace)
Overall – 5.5 miles (58:01/10:31 pace)
I really wish I’d been more consistent on my 800s – I wanted them to be closer to a 8:30 pace. I wanted the w/u, c/d & recoveries (with the exception of the post fast mile recovery, which I walked) to be closer to an 11:30 pace. BUT – I kind of blew my wad on that fast mile. And honestly, I probably won’t do that again – I just wanted to see how fast I could go. Next time I do speedwork, if I decide to do a 1600, I will not go out that hard. Gotta save something for the rest of the workout, right? (Also, my ass is killing me right now.) I’m still super happy though. Super.Follow me on social!