Christina and I did intervals this morning. I told her that I’d love to be able to sustain an 11 minute mile, so we broke that down to 1 minute and 23 seconds per 200 and used that as our goal pace for a 200 interval workout. We did a two-lap warmup. Then we did eight laps where we sprinted the first 200 and then jogged the rest of the lap. Then we cooled down a lap. Here are my times for the 8 200s that I sprinted. Remember, we were shooting for 1:23.
Fifty five seconds on the last one! Of course, I was going all out because I knew I’d be resting after that, but still! I didn’t know I had a 55 second 200 in me! Maybe if I keep training intervals, I’ll find that I have at least one 8 minute mile in me. How cool would that be?
Then to make the morning even better, after my workout with Christina, I did the 4 mile loop on Lady Bird Lake. It was a bit of a run/walk rather than a full-on run. I think I struggled a bit because it was dark, because I was running alone and because my legs were jello, but I did it and burned another 350 calories.
Twelve pounds in 6 weeks. One step at a time, I will get there. And maybe, just maybe, I’ll pick up a little speed along the way!