Yesterday I did a 39-minutes tempo run.
Here was the PLAN:
45-minute tempo run: 10 minutes warm-up, 9:00, 8:45, 8:30, cool down
Here's what happened:
Warm-up mile: 9:52 (?!?) I had so much energy. I haven't warmed up that quickly since forever
Mile 2: 8:38
Mile 3: 8:22
Mile 4: 8:03
Cool down: 4 minutes
So it's not like I didn't know how fast I was running. I just kept going anyway. This wasn't my intention, and it probably wasn't a good idea, but considering I didn't get in my 5k I thought, why not? I'll just get it in now. By the end, it was HARD. But that's why we train, right?
Today I planned to get on my bike for 40 minutes in the AM, but I slept in. So I'll do it after work today which suits me just fine. I really enjoy unwinding from the day with a workout.
I did some reflection last night on what's been working well the past couple of weeks and what hasn't, so that will come up in a future post. The verdict is mostly everything is working, but some changes must be made as well!