I met with GRC for a mile repeat workout the B-CC track. Good-sized group, split into two... the sub-5 pace milers and the sub 5:15 pace milers. I of course slotted into the 5:15 group, with Charlie Ban, Dave and Mike Cotterell(sp?). We did descending miles in 5:18, 5:12, 5:08, and I felt awesome. I haven't done that fast of a mile interval workout in... well... ever! So it might have been a bit of a shock on the body at the time, but it was certainly within my current physical capabilities.
However on the 4th mile, I followed Dave out at a 4:55(?) / Jake Klim clip, which proved to be a major mistake, as I had to drop out at the 800 mark... it was just too fast for a 4th interval, and my breathing wasn't keeping up. I felt and still feel embarassed for dropping out, but I've come to terms with the fact that the pace was indeed too fast at the time and I should have kept it at 5:08 or just slightly faster... not over 10 seconds faster! Inexperience. I should have at least finished the mile, but what's done is done... I'm happy with the workout overall, though, but it would have been nice if it ended on a higher note.
Did weights this AM with Michelle, have been inspired by her to do more core strengthening exercises. Hill run this afternoon!
2 days ago