Lunch - 9.5 miles. Sharpening Workout
1 Mile in 5:41
4 x 400 in 76.1, 78.5, 78.2, 76.2
2 x 200 in 34.5, 34.9
400 recovery after the mile, 200 after everything else. Felt solid on the tempo mile even with some wind and temps back into the mid-70s, which I somehow am already no longer used to. The first mile made me wish I was going a 4-5 mile tempo. I am pretty sure I would have held that pace for 4-5 miles, especially if I kept it where I started (~5:45). Hoping to keep everything in the 5:40s this Halloween at Rock and Roll.
The 400s left me pretty gassed, which was a bit surprising but I haven't really touched anything under 5:25 pace other than some strides. I still have some leg speed from this summer but it took a bit to get my butt fully firing. The 200s were fairly solid.
PM: Didn't get out again. Completed a mostly revised draft of my dissertation though. Not sure how much time will be required but I defend Friday November 13. I'll be glad to have it done.