On a different note...
What is it about track workouts? The endless circles? Whatever it is, IT'S WORKING.
Mark (http://tridadoffive.blogspot.com) and I went out on Tuesday to do mile repeats. I was supposed to start at 7:25 pace and knock off 5-7 seconds per repeat (4 in total). But in reality:
7:11 (slow down!)
7:03 (this was the hard one)
6:57 (hurry, hurry!)
So fast! But managed to successfully knock off time with each repeat, even at a pace faster than expected. It's amazing what you can do when the conditions are right. Mark did very well too. We were both really happy with how it went, especially given the heat that we had when we did mile repeats the last time.
It definitely kicked week 2 of training off to a good start:
Monday, June 7: swim, lift
Tuesday, June 8: 2.5 mile warm-up; 4x1 mile, 500 meter jog between each mile repeat. Start at about 7:25 minute pace, try to cut-down each mile by 5-7 seconds. 2.5 mile cool-down. Total mileage: 10 miles
Wednesday, June 9: 6 miles easy
Thursday, June 10: 8 miles easy
Friday, June 11: OFF
Saturday, June 12: 15 miles easy
Sunday, June 13: 7 miles easy