The original plan for today was to head to my indoor track at college and do some nice, warm intervals BUT of course the track isn't open until 5pm tonight! I don't know who makes the silly schedule but that is retarded!
The scheduled workout for today was 800m warm up with 4x350m at 90% then 800m cool down.
I ran about 0.75 miles over to a flat portion of the road near my house. I had mapped out the exact distance of 350 meters (which is 0.217 miles) BUT the wind had blown snow all over the road so there was no way I was going to be able to sprint on that part. I had to back track a bit and wasn't really sure if I was running the correct distance. (turns out it was 0.2018 miles which is 325 meters = close enough!)
Since I was running alone I decided to decrease the rest time in between intervals so compensate. Instead of resting for 10 minutes, I waited 5 minutes in between each repeat. I knew I wouldn't be able to run at 90% with the wind and cold but I did my best. I ran the intervals in 61.9, 63, 61.2, and 64 seconds. Not bad for running alone - I know that I can run 300 meters at about 50 seconds for repeats so I was satisfied (plus on half of the run today I had a slight uphill for the quarter of the run!)
My fingers were freezing, I couldn't really feel my toes much less run on my toes for the sprints! Oh well enough of my complaining - Now I am inside where it is warm! I really give you all credit out there for running intervals/repeats alone - I have been spoiled with a team to run with! Have a good Friday!