Tuesday, October 21, 2008

What the hell, let's do some speed.....work

According to my Boston qualifying training plan today was speedwork. Oh you remember the plan don't you? I know, I know, I haven't really kept up with it. I've slipped a little I know. Ok so I kinda ripped it up and threw it out the window after cussing it in many different languages that I don't even know, but I'm over that now really. Seriously. Absolutely. Without a doubt over and done with that bad attitude. Maybe.

Speedwork, yea, that's what we were talking about. Tonight torture looked like this:

 1x1600 at 6:12,
 1x3200 at 12:40,
 2x800 at 2:58.

 A 5 mile total workout once you add a 1/2 mile warmup and cooldown.

The mile went GREAT! I kicked out a 6:14. Oooo-Rah! 

The 2 mile not so good. I have never run so hard to run so slow! I was trying so hard but going so slow! I had setup Garmin to do a Quick workout of distance and time. 2 miles in 12:40. I expected Garmin to beep at me if my pace was too slow but I guess she only does that if you set distance and pace. If you use the distance and time she has this nice way of telling you that your time has expired. It's a single beep. I guess that's her way of letting you down easy. My time expired on the last lap and then, and then, and then... Garmin had the nerve to just stop and tell me that she wasn't going to time me anymore! I didn't know there was a total time limit?!? She has been very emotional lately and I haven't been nice to her so maybe I should have expected this. Our relationship just isn't what it used to be. I miss the good times when we were both excited by each other and the relationship was easy. Sometimes it seems we just go through the motions. How do I revitalize out relationship? Maybe a special night out for a run? I just don't know, maybe I need a new model.

Speedwork, yea, that's what we were talking about.

So I dogged the 2 mile in 13:40 or at least that's all Garmin told me about.

I hit the last 800's in 3:14 each. That wasn't far off of the goal and I did them in exactly the same time, no degradation. 

It's supposed to get cold here tomorrow. I like cold. But not tomorrow. It's too soon. Cold should come in November. That's when I ordered it this year. They never listen anymore though, almost like the weather Gods aren't listening to me. Customer service these days. Geesh.

Thanks for listening


Southbay Girl said...

Maybe Miss garmin has the flu or is under the weather...you know how being sick can alter things!!!!

Spped work sound hideous...of course I haven't run since my crappy 1.73 miles on friday while I was sick! I'm now on anti-biotics after spending 3 days on the couch-the couch sucks but at least there was good sporting events on!!!! But it might all be for naught for the santa ana winds are due back tomorrow-I can already feel the headache in my eyeball developing! Hopefully my z-pac will stick with me! As long as I dont get that dreaded flu shit stuff again!!!

Cold weather....oh how I'd kill for cold weather for it would mean no santa ana winds.

Carlsbad at the end of January...are you in?? I'm running for the Labs-it's my charity of choice!!!

Sarah said...

Willie, you are hysterical. :) I know what you mean about the cold. I went outside this past weekend for the race and had to take a second take. What is with this temperature?

Huge props to you for getting out there, following the schedule, and doing that nasty yucky speedwork. Blah. But, you did it and now it is done. You did it!

Are you getting excited about Tulsa? It's coming up!

Thank you kindly for the props for my husband and I on the half this weekend. It was tough, and painfully slow, but I finished. :) All because of folks like you cheering me on!

Have a great day!

JenZen said...

OMG - I can't even imagine what a 6:14 mile feels like!!!! Great job on the speedwork though!!

I want the new Garmin with the heart monitor. Maybe I can be really good and Santa will bring it to me. :)