Tonight’s workout was one of my toughest during this marathon training session. The training schedule called for seven 800 meter intervals. It doesn’t sound too daunting, but I set my sights on continuing where I left off the last time I ran 800 meter intervals. Last time I was able to run six intervals at 3:00 for each one. My target for the workout was to maintain this pace but add one more interval.
I jogged a half mile to warm up and then started the interval session. I ran a half in three minutes and then would jog for a quarter and start all over until I reached number seven. It was all I could do to hold the pace the last quarter of a mile as I was running on fumes by then. After I finished the intervals, I jogged another quarter to cool down. I was able to keep the 3:00 half mile pace for each interval. The final distance was 5.75 miles in 45:58.
I am proud to report that the heel stretch my co-worker seemed to work again tonight. I am very excited that this might be the answer I have been looking for in several months.
I’ll be traveling to Jefferson City tomorrow, so I hope to get a good run or two in while I spend some time there. I look forward to spending time with my friends from JC, always fun to exchange stories and catch up on missed events. Speaking of traveling, I will be heading to Baltimore in the middle of next month. Like JC, I always enjoy touching base with my friends there. I’m sure I’ll have plenty of opportunities to get some good runs in while we’re there.