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Changing Up the Runs is FUN!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Today my coach had me do a different kind of run. I warmed up for a mile (as always!) and then did the following. 1 min at 12:45 pace, 1 min at 11:45 pace, 1 min at 10:45 pace, and 1 min at 9:45 pace. Then, I was allowed a recovery minute (I slowly jogged the first time but walked the others) and then I started it all again! I did this 4 times. Then, I ran a little longer and ended up doing 3.4 miles.

First of all, my Garmin isn't quite sensitive enough to tell me immediately what my pace is...it often takes half a minute for it to figure it out! So, it was basically impossible to do these paces correctly. (It'd been better to do on a treadmill.) I actually just kept bumping up the pace every minute...and ended up at about 9:00 instead of 9:45.

Anyway, I'm really enjoying all of these different kinds of runs! It's fun to watch my watch and try different speeds. I don't know how to explain it, but it is so much better than just running 'x' miles or 'x' minutes every time!

Hope you are having a great start to your week! I guess I'll be hitting the pool in the morning. Not my favorite thing, but I found a new drill I'm going to work on. Hopefully, it'll help!
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    I like that interval version - I'll have to try it out.
    3485 days ago
    sounds like your running coach is really putting you through the paces. That's awesome! I see a new Garmin in your future. emoticon
    3485 days ago
    There's definitely something to be said for interval training! It really keeps away the boredom and makes you push yourself harder whether you realize it or not! Way to go!!
    3485 days ago
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    That is awesome - sounds like you had a great run! Well, except for the Garmin lol
    Nicely done!
    3485 days ago
    Great job!
    3485 days ago
    You are really progressing nicely! Way to go! emoticon
    3485 days ago
  • IONA72
    I love that interval running too, but it's not something I could cope with every time! A long slow run is often just the thing I need. Enjoy the pool, hope to do some swimming myself soon.
    3485 days ago
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