(you know, like biggie)
tuesday i got in a few miles over lunch and a speed workout (6x800) after work. i kept the lunch run easy because a) i needed to save my legs for the evening workout and b) i didn't want to cut my lunch break short in order to shower so i ran slow to prevent sweating. i did take a mexican shower with some body spray, just in case.
lunch run: 4.12 miles, 37:40 (avg pace 9:09), 72*
pm run: 7 miles w/ 6x800, 1:00:14 (avg pace 8:36), 63*
my main motivation for doing speed work was to hear garmin play the super mario song when i successfully completed the workout. my goal pace for the 800's was 3:30-3:40 and i am pleased to see that none of them were slower than that. i also did these on the streetz (of suburbia...) again so the terrain was rolling, but i thought i was "finding" the pace better than last time. as i ran, i pondered about the benefits of doing intervals on the track as well as the road. sometimes it's nice to see the finish line ahead, but training in race-like conditions is pretty beneficial too. avg pace for the 800's - 7:09 (last time - 7:17).
learned some horrible news on tuesday as well. i'm off to stock up before world war 3 breaks out.