Friday, July 6, 2012

8x800m repeats

8x800m with 2:00 rest at 2:40-2:44

3 mile warmup
8x800m in 2:43 (1:58), 2:42 (1:51), 2:41 (1:52), 2:41 (1:47), 2:40 (1:48), 2:44 (1:55), 2:41 (1:50), 2:43
3 mile cool down for 10 miles total

Had a nice crew out in the morning for this one...Billy, Caleb and Spada all met at the Speed Loop for some 800m fun.  We alternated the 800m route by going back and forth, which meant that the even numbered intervals were considering harder and more uphill.  However, this change in the route made it a bit easier to mentally handle 8 repetitions.  At the start of the first interval, I kept my new plan in mind and stayed in the back of the pack to let the boys take the lead.  Caleb stayed next to me for the first 6 intervals, who again proved to be a trusty sidekick to keep me going.  While I hoped this effort would feel a lot easier, it felt somewhat difficult and I was ready for it to be over after 5 reps.  I didn't want to bail in front of all the guys, so I pushed my own discomfort aside and kept going.  Really, finishing a workout is quite simple when you put your mind 100% into the game and just convince yourself it's really just not that hard.  That's what I did today.

Now off to Atlanta I go for Ottie and Sheryl's wedding!


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