Today I set out for another round of Tuesday Lunch Intervals.
We woke up to a pretty hefty snowfall this morning and it has been a mild day (-1C/30F) so this resulted in sloppy, slushy sidewalks. Some sections were relatively clear, but I was soaked to the ankles before starting my first 1600. Good times....
Target: 3 x 1600 at [goal] 10K pace = 7:38 (4:45/KM)
(1000m warm-up jog)
1600m @ 7:22 (4:35/KM) - this feels pretty decent, but oops too fast!
1600m @ 7:22 (4:35/KM) - can I hold on to this pace?? 1600 is sooo looong!
1600m @ 7:10 (4:27/KM) - HOW! MUCH! FARTHER!?
(1500m jog back to the office)
Pretty sure I may have yelled "HELL YEAH!" as I hit the lap button after that last 1600. Maybe.
Many of you have commented on my previous lunch runs, asking how I make it work and often mentioning how nice it would be to have a shower at work.
Well guess what? I don't have access to a shower! Aren't you glad you don't share an office with me?
I always pack my bag the night before so I'm less likely to miss something. I will never forget that time I neglected to pack a sports bra and socks, but I ran anyway.
In addition to the running essentials, here's what I pack in order to freshen up as much as possible post-run.
It's not ideal, but at least I'm presentable for the remainder of the afternoon. I try not to leave for more than an hour, so I have just enough time to change, run ~8K, freshen up and change again. (I eat my lunch at my desk when I get back.)
And there you have it! When's your next lunch workout?
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