800M warm-up @ ~8:00/mile pace
1 mile in 5:41
4 X 400M (1:27, 1:23, 1:15, 1:17)
800M cool-down @ ~ 7:40/mile pace.
Weather: 70 degrees, sunny, windy.
I was in my classroom today, getting things ready for the upcoming school year, so it was also a good day to get in a speed workout at the school's track. It has been a long while since I've done a true speed workout, so overall I'm pretty happy with how it went, but also see the need for improvement.
I ran two laps as a warm-up and then was set to crank out a mile (the track is marked to show the extra distance needed after four laps to make a true mile). I was certain I could do it in under 5:30, but today showed differently. That's fine, it just means I have some work to do.
I then rested about five minutes, probably way longer than I should have, and then did the 400M repeats, also with t0o much time in between (a good three minutes, maybe even more). First one was slow, and I knew it. Picked up the pace on the second one, and knew I still could do it faster. Third one, zoom! I was much happier with that. And the fourth one, not too bad either.
So, it didn't go perfectly, but that's fine. I'm rusty with the speed workouts is all. I at least have a good starting point to go off of now.