I worked late last night (yes, Sunday) so I didn't pop out of bed at the crack of dawn today. I got out there at about 7:30. And I decided it was OK because a) I just had to do 2 miles of intervals, and b) the Elvis 5K starts at 8 AM this Saturday.
I thought it wouldn't be a fabulous run -- but it was! Dang I love 200m intervals! I did them in 10:56, 10:31, 9:37, 9:45, 10:29, 9:53, 9:48, 10:20. The average was 10:33. Go me!
The recovery usually goes like this: screeching halt, drink of water, walk a bit, then about halfway through I actually run slowly. The average recovery pace was 15:41. Oh well. What's important to me is a) I did the intervals fast for me and b) I did 2 miles in 26:14 -- which is a miracle for me these days. Yay!
In other news... you may remember me stating a while back that I intend to grow out my hair and donate it to Locks of Love one day when I meet the requirements. You have to donate at least a 10" ponytail. When I first got the notion, I had 7.5". I probably had about a 6" ponytail when the "Why I Run" photo on the sidebar of this blog was taken. As of today I have 8.5"!!! That is exciting to me. And Chasen is in long hair heaven.
Here is my sweaty 8.5" ponytail after today's interval training.
Have a great day!