Thursday, May 10, 2007

Speedwork for a Dork

I had not ran since Saturday. The tight piriformis led to a tight hamstring which led to knee pain. At least that is my story and I am sticking with it. I was also feeling in a rut so I decided to give the legs a rest. A well needed rest.

I warmed up for two miles and headed to the 1/4-mile amorphous-shaped track. The goal was to hit repeats at 90 secs or thereabouts. The day was rather warm, 75 degrees. I started prudently with a 92. I like taking 60 sec rests in between the repeats. Then I ran the following times: 89, 88, 88, 89, 88, 86, 86. From this data I will shoot for 88 secs for 400 repeats, and 3:08 for 800s. It was nice to set the legs free after not doing any structured speeddork in over 16 months.

I cooled down with two miles. Went to the gym and did 10 pull ups. Afterwards, I was craving an IPA, Sierra Nevada. 5.5 more months. I love beer... and beer loves me :o)

Tomorrow I have 9 on the menu.



Sempre Libera said...

Beer loves runners. Or is it the other way around?

Quinto Sol said...

I like the hashers motto: Beer drinkers with a running problem. :o)