|My new zensah compression calf sleeves for when I run in my Merrell's (I don't like to wear socks with them)! Love them so far, they are very comfortable.|
I left the house and ran down to the junior high track, warming up for about 1.5 miles or so, then took an easy lap around the track. I wasn't sure it was a 400 meter lap, but my Garmin assured me it was. Sweet! I then ran 5x400 as fast as I could go, with a recovery lap in between. Then I ran back home, which is pretty much a steady climb the entire mile. I am not techy enough to know what my lap times were using my garmin, but my run was 5.05 miles in 45 minutes for a pace of 9:03 overall.
I liked the speed work. It made the time go by pretty fast, and it was actually kind of fun. I wore my Merrell Pace Gloves (without socks) and they seemed to be the perfect track type shoe. I felt like throwing up a few times, and at the end my lungs burned a bit and my muscles were tired. I also took a boxing class this morning so it was my second workout for the day. I am trying to do as many double workouts as possible to prepare for the Ragnar Relay next month. I am looking forward to this new type of run on Wednesdays!