I approached this speed work session with a bit of anxiety.
I dislike speed work. for the basic reasons…
1. It’s hard.
2. It is very intense
3. Unlike a regular miles run, my mind can not wander etc…
Plus, like my Tempo runs, I’ve had some problems with my last Speedwork.
I had plans to get to the gym early, and get this done before I did Les Mills BodyPump. CLick the link if you are curious about the Les Mills programs…apparently you can do them with a video, but we have a real live LOUD instructor.
I knew with the Les Mills class that I couldn’t do Speedwork after.
So of course, as I am headed Out the Door from work , my Boss decides that she needs an update. So. I end up leaving work a half hour late. Grrr.
In fact, leaving late may have helped me a lot. I went home, changed into my running clothes, gave the dog a quick walk, and went right back to the gym (which is oh about 30 feet from work.)….
Instead of chatting with anyone, like I usually do, I Focused a lot better, I got in there and jumped right on the TM and executed. 8 400’s The last 400 I put the pace up slightly more than the rest.
I’m still pretty surprised that I did OK…
So it would appear I am almost back on track.
Lost 1.7 pounds since the disasterous day of the diet.
Next up is supposed to be a 3-4 mile run. Probably a Friday thing.