Saturday, March 1, 2008
Speed Work & Trails
Wednesday I was able to do my speed work. The weather here has been great, so I went to the park and did my Yasso 800's. I did 6 @ 3:30 or a 7 minute/mile pace. I actually do 1/2's which is just a tad longer than 800 meters. They were tough, but I had no problem doing them. I finished with a total of 6 miles including rest intervals and warmup/cooldown. Thursday I was going to take a day off, but my son wanted to run, and I like to encourage him, so I ran a very easy 4.5 miles. Friday, I ran the yellow trails at Draper lake. This is a moderately technical short trail. I did it in 40 minutes and had to keep it short because the sun was going down. Today, Saturday, I'm in a hotel in Pittsburgh. It is cold and there is snow on the ground. I wasn't worried because I knew the hotel had a workout room with treadmills. After I settled in, I went down there to run a bit, and found two treadmills with signs on them saying they were out of order. Bummer, so I got on the elliptical and did 30 minutes, and then did a circuit on the weight machines. After 30 minutes of that, I decided to see if I could get one of the treadmills to work. I like working on things that others say can't work, and I did get one to work. I did an easy 20 minutes, shut it off, and put the sign back on it. It will be my little secret.