jess and i must be channeling the same speed demons this week. she recently rocked her first 800 workout in awhile and i just did my first since december 2008 (yikes that's a long time!).
1x800 - 3:31 flat with some downhill
2x800 - 3:49 uphill, garmin beeped at me the entire time "speed up!"
3x800 - 3:34 flat with some downhill
4x800 - 3:40 flat with some uphill
i did these on 'the streets' (vs track) along with a mile warmup, 3-minutes active recovery after each rep and a mile cooldown. normally i do a 2-mile warmup and cooldown, but i was feeling lazy today. i wasn't entirely sure what pace to aim for since i'm just getting back in the swing of things, so i plucked 3:30-3:40 out of mid-air. i programmed the workout into my garmin so i wouldn't have to constantly check to see how far it'd been, plus i like the mario brothers-ish tune it plays when you complete the workout.
other than thinking about how hard the 800's were, i also pondered why my upper body is more sore after doing yoga than pushups, how badly i need to get my core into shape, and good lord there are a lot of acorns on the ground!
i got another coupon code for zing bar lovers (wheat, gluten, soy and corn free) - enter "boo" for 15% off chocolate peanut butter or chocolate coconut flavored bars, valid til 10/31. (i was emailed this coupon and am just sharing it; i am not being paid or perk'd to do so. i can't even eat zing bars 'cause of the nuts!).