Here's the statistical rundown:
- Intervals: 12 x 400 meters
- Goal pace: Sub-1:40 per interval (6:42 per mile)
- Lap 1: 1:37.47 (6:30 per mile)
- Lap 2: 1:39.27 (6:38 per mile)
- Lap 3: 1:39.1 (6:38 per mile)
- Lap 4: 1:42.56 (6:50 per mile) FAIL
- Lap 5: 1:43.76 (6:54 per mile) FAIL
- Lap 6: 1:43.03 (6:54 per mile) FAIL
- Lap 7: 1:44.4 (6:58 per mile) FAIL
- Lap 8: 1:42.81 (6:50 per mile) FAIL
- Lap 9: 1:39.5 (6:38 per mile)
- Lap 10: 1:42.88 (6:50 per mile) FAIL
- Lap 11: 1:46.65 (7:06 per mile) FAIL
- Lap 12: 1:42.5 (6:50 per mile) FAIL
- Average pace: 1:41.99 (6:46 per mile) FAIL
- Total distance: 7.7 miles
Today's lesson? Don't change your goal pace on your last day of 400-meter intervals. Had I kept my goal at 1:45, I'd have had only one failure. Next week is my last high repetition track session, as I aim to complete the Yasso 800 regiment. After that I'll do just enough track work to keep my legs fresh before the marathon.
Wherein my readers are apparently too drunk to know what day or month it is.
Al is envious that my state has fewer blue laws than hers: "I'm jealous you could buy beer on Sunday."
Answer: "Last night" for a Tuesday post is actually a Monday, but I can buy beer on Sunday too.
Spike can't hold his Rolling Rock, as he displays some fuzzy math and his anxiety for the fall marathon season to begin: "3 x 3 = 9, you ran 33 extra miles in the 9th month. All this means that you should run your marathon in a Rolling Rock shirt."
Answer: But (33/Pi) x August = the eighth month. Mmm ... Pi.
Happy Hour is nearly upon us, teammates. Have a finely brewed weekend and good luck to all you racers. Run well and drink well. Cheers!