I recently found a new blogger to follow, Miss Zippy, and she just posted about one of her best runs…and asked others to share theirs.
The past few days, my runs haven been “eh.” Just feeling heavy and slow. But I had a “best run” on Friday when I did an awesome track workout!
Friday’s track workout consisted of a 1 mile warm up, 8×400 meters, and a 1 mile cooldown. My running coach told me to run them at 9:30 pace. I wanted to run them at 9:20 pace. Guess what I did? 9 minutes per mile pace!
I felt great, though after the first few I was afraid I was going too fast and would burn out. Totally didn’t! I only had 35 seconds to job in between laps. I felt amazing and while it was moderately challenging, it was nothing that made me feel like “OMG this is SO hard.”
My half marathon goal pace (for a race in May) is 9-9:15 minute per mile. I really don’t know if that is feasible, but I’m willing to put in the work to try to get there! Here are my splits
Lap 1: 2:09
Lap 2: 2:13
Lap 3: 2:13
Lap 4: 2:15
Lap 5: 2:15
Lap 6: 2:14
Lap 7: 2:13
Lap 8: 1:49 <–I always like to push myself on the last rep.
This track workout left me feeling confident and like I have actually gained a little bit of speed! Now I just need to be able to maintain that for longer distances. I know this means more tempo runs (which I really do not like). But you gotta do what you gotta do I guess!
What has been a recent “best run” for you?? Share yours and link it up at Miss Zippy’s blog!
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