Tuesday, April 14, 2009

earth to lindsay

i did the wrong stinkin' workout!

now that i realize i did the wrong one, i distinctly remember being so relieved two weeks ago when i looked at my training schedule and saw that i would never have to do the 2x(10x200) workout again. 20 intervals are just no fun.

for whatever reason, i thought it was the plan for today and i did it again. perhaps that's why my legs felt so jello-y. i survived though and even improved a little from the last time.

the workout: 20 minutes easy, 10x200 at "r" pace (0:44) with 1 minute easy recovery, 10 minutes easy, 10x200, 10 minutes easy

last time (4/3): 2.5 miles of intervals in 14:30 (avg 200m 0:43 / avg mile pace 5:48)
today (4/14): 2.5 miles of intervals in 14:16 (avg 200m 0:42 / avg mile pace 5:42)

tuesday (4/14) pm run: 9.2 miles, 1:12:11 (avg pace 7:50), avg hr (176)

i ran yesterday too - it was slow and the legs felt heavy and sluggish. i hate when they feel worse after a day off. seriously, what's up with that.

monday (4/13) pm run: 8 miles, 1:08:25 (avg pace 8:33), avg hr (168)
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  1. Haha...you're a riot.

    See, it would never happen to me for interval workouts because I'd check once, twice, thrice to make sure I actually have to do them.

    Great running lately Linds. Keep at it.

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  2. holy crap. 20 intervals? who came up with this crazy-a$$ workout? seriously. i get tired after like 5 intervals.

    nice job though ... you are hardcore!

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  3. 20 intervals?!?! NO THANK YOU! awesome job!

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  4. I would have lost count..20 intervals, you rock. Nice to see you are back on track.

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  5. My toungue is wagging just reading about this workout. Gasp. Wheeze.

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  6. 20 freakin' intervals?! Wowzers. Good job! What a workout to do when you didn't have to. :\

    Funny... "200m" looks like "zoom".

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  7. oh just admit it you really love those interval and deep down just tricked yourself in to doing it :)

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  8. You have got to be kidding! 20 intervals??? You are a machine, girl! I would be in a hospital by now.

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  9. Holy crap 20 intervals!!! And doing it twice....geeeeze lol!

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  10. See, I wouldn't be doing 20 intervals in the first place EVER, much less twice.

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  11. I would lose count so quickly. Are you training for a race right now or just doing a plan anyway?

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  12. Smooth....real smooth. Good job beating the time you were actually supposed to do the workout, though.

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  13. Lol, that is funny. But hey, you did it, and better because of it! At least that's what I'd keep telling myself.

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  14. I friggin hate intervals. Glad you survived though!

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  15. Ho-ly something. Wow. 20?!?!?! Wow. Just wow.

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  16. @seejessrun jess - i am awful at keeping track of intervals, even with the "split count" on my watch. i definitely have to print out a spreadsheet with the net time/distance listed so i know where i am after each one.

    i have googled crazily for running clubs within an hour radius of here and they don't seem to like too race much. when they do, it's on a bad weekend for me. so i'm not really training for anything in particular now but constantly looking for a race (non-marathon) to pick up.

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  17. I may have done this workout before in the past, but this one seems crazy complicated. I do know that the shorter the distance, the faster you run, and the likelyhood for puking are exponentially higher (for me that is..). Good job on doing the workout so well, even though you didn't plan on it in the first place!

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