Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Lunch Intervals + Sunshine Award

This afternoon it was time for another round of Intervals for Lunch. I decided to switch things up for a shorter, harder overall effort.

On the menu: 4 x 1000m

(1) 4:35 - I am never eating chocolate again.
500m recovery interval @ 3:14
(2) 4:34 - This hurts. How did I ever run a 5K at this pace? FASTER than this pace??
500m recovery interval @ 3:15
(3) 4:35 - Wheeze! Wheeze! Wheeze! (wow, nice and consistent though!)
500m recovery interval @ 3:08 (+ emergency gas station pitstop)
(4) 4:24 - Almost done, PUSH PUSH PUSH (die die die).

Ideally, I would have liked to complete 5 repeats, but I just didn't have time and had to get back to the office. I feel good about this workout. It was a hard effort, but I know I'm capable of faster on a good day... perhaps on a day that does not follow a 3-day junk food binge...

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Both TMB @ Racing With Babes and Anne @ Asthma and the Gift of Running were kind enough to bestow upon me the Sunshine Award! What a pleasant and welcome gift on this dreary February day. Thanks, ladies!



It's my pleasure to pass this award on to the following bloggers, selected for leaving the first comment on each of my last 12 posts. (I know Lacey is laughing because I am obsessed with being "FIRST!" comment on her posts, lol!)

I hope it brings a ray of sunshine to your day!

49 comments:

Lacey Nicole said...

FIRST!!!!!!!!!1

Lacey Nicole said...

lol lol lol. my day is SO much better now!!!!!!!!!!! thank you!!!!!

you are my sunshine :)

and thank you for running repeats when they weren't easy... i'm supposed to do intervals today and i've been waffling!!!! i think i need to get 'em done :)

xoxo

Shannon said...

Awesome!! Thanks :)

Jen said...

*blush

Thanks, my friend!!!!

Jocelyn said...

Great work on your intervals! I love your inner monologue.
Thanks for tagging me for the sunshine award! :D

Jocelyn said...

Great work on your intervals! I love your inner monologue.
Thanks for tagging me for the sunshine award! :D

MCM Mama said...

Nicely done and thanks for the sunshine!

Hannah said...

Well done!

I don't know if you saw my comment in your last post (about needing to try the ice wine). My husband and I ended up opening it in honor of Canada and the Olympics...it wasn't bad - quite sweet!

runkerarun said...

That flower is wonderful to look at since Boston is a big gray whiteout mess today!

And jeez louise how do you manage to tackle those times on lunch??

Marathonman101108 said...

9th! Congrats on repeating the repeats despite what I consider the perfect "diet": A 3-day junk food binge. OK, so I lied about the diet, but hey, sometimes we run so we can do that, right?! Some day I will comment first, just to mess with your head!!

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

I tell myself... LESS WINE would make the run less painful..... then repeat... ;(

WAY TO KNOCK IT OUT!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Love the way you recapped your speed work! Kind of made me want to go do some repeats!

Jill said...

Very nice intervals there, girl!!! I'm with you on the never eating chocolate again ;).

teacherwoman said...

Great job on your intervals!

And, thank you very much for the sunshine! We sure need it here. Spring is coming, soon, right?!

ShutUpandRun said...

Wow thanks for the sunshine award and for thinking of me.

I Run for Fun said...

Yay on the sunshine award! Man, those are some tough intervals. Speed training is always so hard, but worth it in the end.

trialsoftraining said...

Speed workouts - my go-to treadmill run if I want to just be DONE WITH IT :) nice work! love the commentary, haha

Morgan said...

You're such a lunch time bad @ss!

N.D. said...

sounds like a great workout. Nice job! The sunshine award is cute :)

Candice @ I Have Run said...

Awesome run! And the reason we do it is so we CAN eat chocolate!

Momma Twitch said...

Great job on your run!

Laura said...

Thanks for the award, it's my first :D

Nice work on the intervals!

destination262 said...

Your lunch breaks rock! I seriously seriously need to pack up my work out clothes and do some speed work on lunch. I am lucky enough to have a highschool track across the street from work. You inspire me - no more excuses!

destination262 said...

Your lunch breaks rock! I seriously seriously need to pack up my work out clothes and do some speed work on lunch. I am lucky enough to have a highschool track across the street from work. You inspire me - no more excuses!

Teamarcia said...

Nice work! I'm constantly sharing your sentiments expressed in #2 it seems.

Aneta said...

great job on the intervals. u r a star!
question: how do you fit in a workout and then get urself showered and ready for work again?
how do you do it???

i am amazed at that!

J said...

I like the medal count at the top! Very nice!

Great job on getting out there for the intervals. I have very similar thoughts while running intervals!!

k said...

Thanks :) It definitely added a little sunshine.
Love your colourful long-weekend outfit!

Anne said...

You.are.a.machine!! If I did that at lunch, I would then need to lay down all afternoon...forget that, I could never do that any time of day :)

Rio said...

I'm impressed you can do intervals during lunch! I would love to do that, but I haven't yet tried it.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I think you and Lacey arm wrestle to be first.. Love it!!

Soooooo I have been sugar cookie girl and I am feeling HEAVY, UGHO!!

Heather said...

Nice lunch workout! I think 1000m is one of the toughest interval workouts - just feels so long.

yumke said...

Hey speedy, that's pretty fast for middle of winter! I'm envious of your lunchtime runs. I miss the sun.

Badgergirl said...

Nice job on the lunchtime intervals!

Meg said...

I'm recovering from a junk food binge too! Good luck next time on the 5 repeats, you'll do it!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Love the Olympic widget on your page!! Very speedy lunch time run girl! Awesome!

Mark said...

Great intervals!!! Hey...so far I'm last!

lindsay said...

oh fiiiine don't send me any sunshine 'cause i'm one of those people that has to work for a living and not read blogs :-p i will just continue to "enjoy" being buried in snow and 20*!

just kidding you know :) nice job on the intervals! i hear ya on the emergency pit stop. um, at least you had a gas station to utilize? i had to go outside in the snow saturday. (tmi? sorry haha)

NEW LAST PLACE! take that mark ;)

Lisa said...

great job with the intervals at lunchtime!

Ali said...

I am doing this exact workout from work today ... plus 30ish second per km :)

aron said...

i am sooo impressed you do intervals at lunch :) maybe one day i will too! nicely done!

Jess said...

Nice job on your intervals!

D10 said...

Aww, thanks for the award! Great job on the intervals. Loving the Olympics right now, you? Big hockey game Sunday.

Denise said...

Nice job on the intervals and congrats on the award!

joyRuN said...

Fantastic job on the lunchtime intervals!

Toni said...

Great job on the intervals!

happygoluckyalex said...

intervals at lunch??? You are my hero!

Jen said...

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Laura said...

Wow..that is awesome. I wish I had easy access to a shower to do lunch workouts..there is no way I could run and not have some semblance of a shower after. My cubicle mate would not understand.