Track Program: 1.5km warm-up. Drills, Strides, Rest. THEN...
Best effort over 6 laps. Get splits every 2 laps (i.e. 3 splits). Record heart rate but don't run by it or look at it. Run by "feel".
Rest. Warm-down 2km easy jogging.
This was supposed to feel faster than a normal Friday...and it did & was. It was supposed to feel harder than a normal Friday...and it did & was, much harder! I thought my poor little lungs would surely burst...but they didn't!
1.5km warm-up in 14 minutes. 20 minutes drills, 6 x strides, rest.
3 x 2 laps lane 8: Distance = 2.53km. Time = 17:23
AHR = 127 (85%); MHR = 137 (92%).
Splits ....5:42; 5:55; 5:44
Avg Pace = 6.5; Avg Speed = 8.7
Distance for Today = 6km
2km walk/jog warm-down.
A cool, overcast morning; the track was very wet & so were my feet; 10:30a.m. start. I thought I was going to die in the last lap, but I didn't, and as Ewen said, that's a bonus!