So many of you may wonder how I come up with my workouts since I am not on a training plan.
Well I actually steal it from all of you other bloggers! I love reading about your workouts, especially your interval workouts!
This morning I stole the workout from Lacey, who actually stole it from MarathonMaiden! So while they have interval Tuesday, I have interval Wednesday!
Here's the workout I did:
1 mile warm up
3X (600m, 600m, 800m at 6:58 pace with 90 seconds between each interval) and 5 minutes between each set.
0.5 mile cool down
I woke up at 4:45am so I would get to the gym earlier and therefore have more time (I usually finish my workout at 6am then shower at the gym then leave and go to work).
I jump on a treadmill, start running. Get through the first set no problem. Run about 4 minutes then start the next interval. By this time it is 5:30am and I am worried about finishing two more sets and cooling down by 6am.
I get through set #2 with no real problems, then start into my 5 minutes of jogging before starting the next set. I made it about 2 minutes then started the last set because it was nearly 5:50am. I finished the last set, my legs were dying, then cooled down quick and hit the showers by 6:05am.
I was just slightly late and so there were a ton of us in the locker room. Usually we are staggered a bit so we aren't all changing and doing makeup/hair at the same time but not today! It was super busy!!
I ended with 6.6 miles and spent a total time of 56 minutes on the treadmill. I have never spent that time on a treadmill and probably couldn't have unless I was doing intervals because I just get too bored!
Let me tell you though, it is really hard to add 0.38 miles (600m) onto the current mileage to figure out when I could stop sprinting!! Overall it was a great workout and it just felt good to pump that out this morning!!