What better way to start updating again than with a workout? The workout for today was 8x1k @ about 3:21avg with 1 minute jog rest on the roads. There was also a 1.5mi warmup and a 1.62mi cooldown equaling a total of 9 miles for the day.
Going into this workout I originally wanted to do 10x1k and I wanted to hit around 3:24avg with 1 minute jog rest. I started out this workout a little quick and instead of slowing down, I didn’t change the pace at all. Once I got to about set 5, I knew that while I could probably do 10 sets, it probably wasn’t going to be worth the amount of effort that I would put forth. It essentially would have changed the goal of this workout from being a tempo like effort to a more demanding interval type workout. Making these kind of “game time” decisions can be beneficial because if you know what your body can handle, you can edit your own workouts in a way that you can get the most benefit without pushing yourself to your limits. Every workout has a time and place to push to those limits, but today was not one of those workouts.
Overall I was happy with how this workout went. I felt a little more tired than I thought I would, but I think that has to do with going a little quicker than I had originally planned.
Below you can find the splits and my rests, as well as the average mile pace for each set, and some other little random things that I didn’t crop out.
Feel free to ask a question, comment, or voice your concerns below in the comments. As always, I hope everyone is getting in some nice miles today.