Wednesday, November 17, 2010

5:54, followed by a 5:52

Ran mile repeats down at the Hanscom track yesterday.  Couldn't even tell you the last time I ran mile repeats on a track.

Started off with a half mile jog and then threw in 2 X 200 at 38 and 37 seconds respectively with a 200 jog in between. 

Knocked the 1st mile out in 5:54 where in true on track mile fashion ran the 1st and 4th laps the fastest: 86 and 88 seconds.  Walked 200, jogged 600 to recover.  Max HR 188. 

Knocked the 2nd mile out at 5:52 and ran the last 400 in 84 seconds.  Felt pretty good throughout until I really pushed the pace on the last lap and my HR rocketed up to 192. Walked 100, then jogged 700 for a cool down. 

All and all feeling pretty good about the shape I am in.  Running 6 minute pace seems to be fairly sustainable for a few miles at the moment.  Dropping down to 5:40ish, not so much. 

Next up Turkey Trail Trot in SF a week from tomorrow and then the Jingle Bell 5K in 32 days.  Aiming to crack 18:37 (6 min pace) in the Jingle Bell 5K.   

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