Tuesday, March 23, 2010

"What the heck happened to you?"

It's Tuesday. It's lunchtime. It's cool, windy and raining. Work is busy. There's only one thing to do: INTERVALS!

With a 5K coming up next weekend, Coach Hubs suggested some shorter repeats at 5K pace. I decided to set out for 10 x 500 metres at somewhere between my current 5K PR pace and goal 5K PR pace.

Target: 500m @ 2:12 - 2:15

Results:

2:13
2:14
2:15
2:12
2:11
2:13
2:13
2:13
2:15
2:10


It's tough running short intervals outside of a treadmill/track. I had to constantly check my Garmin and slightly over-ran the 500m on almost every single one. BUT the workout is a definite success!

Just as I was settling back down at my desk after doing my best to freshen up, one of my co-workers came around the corner, took one look at me and said, "What the heck happened to you?"

INTERVALS, that's what!

Maybe I should have used more powder...

44 comments:

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

LOVE it!! LOL... I bet your looked BEAUTIFUL..

Hugs toa speedy 5K. I am wanting to run a 5K soon...

Amanda said...

Great job on those intervals! Haha at maybe you should have used more powder:)

Runner Leana said...

Haha!!! Nice job on the intervals!

ShutUpandRun said...

Yeah, they really take it out of anyone! Great job fitting those in, speedy (although I still struggle with the meter vs. mile thing.

teacherwoman said...

LOL about the comment from your co-worker! Great job!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Great job with those speedy intervals! Your post last week pushed me to do intervals but they weren't nearly that speedy!

aron said...

hahaha that cracked me up :)

AWESOME job on the intervals!

happygoluckyalex said...

You are amazing- I've been looking at the grim weather outside my office allllll day and hating it.

Denise said...

that's awesome!! great job getting out there during the day!

Heather said...

Ha, that's funny! Nice job on the intervals!

lilmeg said...

ahaha I was so hoping for a pic.

April said...

Ha!! So funny!! I'm sure my co-worker really appreciate that I can shut my office door so they can't smell me after a run....
It will all be worth it when you have that PR in the bag!

trialsoftraining said...

ha!! i love your lunchtime workouts - nothing like a Time crunch to get those legs movin'! who cares if you're clean for the afternoon..?? ;)

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Great workout! I can't believe you get that done on your lunch break. Awesome!

Cracked me up! Powder! heehee

MCM Mama said...

LOL! Great job!

Sarah said...

LOL! That is awesome! Good job on the run! I bet you look fine.

Jamie said...

Too funny! Awesome job on another successful Tuesday interval session!

Jess said...

Ha!

You should've replied: "I was out running! What the heck did NOT happen to you?"

Aneta said...

damn, ur speedy!! thats some good intervals!!! i stole ur tuesday workout and did some intervals of my own! :)

N.D. said...

haha - that is the kind of attention I love! :) Great job!

ShirleyPerly said...

Excellent job!!

That's how I usually run intervals since I don't have a track nearby me. But, luckily, I work from home so no one usually sees me afterwards :-)

objectsevents said...

hahahahaha!!!!! i love it :) so totally chuckling to myself over here :)

way to go with those 500m!!!!! lotta repeats lotta effort there. just that much more than 400s- gahh! did you notice the xtra 100 m?

Anne said...

Haha! That's a great story! You go girl!

ajh said...

What a comment! It's as bad as , "You look tired. Are you okay?" Well, I was 5 seconds ago.

Good job on the intervals.

Sarah said...

Haha...that is so funny!! Next time you should post and "after" pic. :)

Jocelyn said...

I love that you workout during lunch break. I don't really have that option because of my ankles but you do inspire me to walk instead of drive :D

trifitmom said...

i would rather do intervals than look good. kudos

A Toronto girl out West said...

Ahahahah - tactful!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

I remember returning to work from a lunch time run with a red face even after a shower when I worked at my office!!! Good for you though!!

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

Makes me want to get my butt in shape!

X-Country2 said...

You own those lunch intervals!

sneakersister said...

Pefectly paced!

J said...

Great job on the 500m. I dont know what I am going to do when I run outside again for intervals. Its going to be tough and I dont have a garmin!

Laura said...

Nice job...this would so be the kind of comments directed at me if I had done this at work. I look like death after my intervals/tempos.

Staci Dombroski said...

HAHAHAHA! Love the powder comment! Way to go on those intervals :)

Lisa said...

Hahahahahahaha!

Jules said...

That's true commitment - when you run on your lunch hour - and a hard workout such as intervals to boot!!

Way to go! ;-)

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

I am a complete sweaty mess after running, so there is only the option of a shower if I'm not going to look like someone ran over me :)

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

I LOVE IT!!! If I did that where I work the guys would just die. They are not about all of this running and riding stuff at all. :)))

Tricia said...

lol funny

TNTcoach Ken said...

LOL...... You must have been looking goooooooooood!

Amy said...

Too funny! Once again, I'm so glad I work from home!!

lindsay said...

lol. what a compliment? maybe? :) the guys i work with would not hold back at telling me how crappy i look!

Teamarcia said...

OMG that is hilarious! I see a sitcom in your future!