Let's discuss the intervals. Normally, I do these on the dreadmill so that I can set and maintain the pace. Today I decided to estimate 400m with .25miles per my Garmin and do these in the great outdoors. As it turns out, I overshot my pace repeatedly. The results (in min/mi)
- 7.04 Holy Smokes! Did I do that?!?!
- 10:42 Trail turned to sand. Yuck!
- missing - miscounted and only did seven!
Before anyone dares suggest that I'm a speed demon, let me tell you that I was totally ready to stop when my .25miles were up each time. The pace that I can maintain over distance is WAY slower. But that is why they call this speed work, right?
And yesterday, 55min outside on the bike, 12.5miles. Not bad for a Monday after work with other commitments.Tomorrow, planned swim unless the sleep demons get to me...