After a nice long warm-up, the clinic group headed out to our usual "loop" on the roads for our repeats last night. The sun was going down by the time we got there, but it was a nice and mild evening and many of us showed up in shorts and capris. It feels sooo nice not being weighed down in layers.
As promised, I was decked out in green for Linzi and Aneta's "Shake Your Shamrock" Virtual Race complete with green water bottle and green monster. (Obvs I saved the green monster for after!)
We had 800 - 1200 - 800 - 1200 - 800 on the plan and I was looking for something around 5K race pace.
I was leading the group and these blew by almost too easily. I won't say they were effortless, but I felt strong and in control throughout and wasn't wishing for each interval to end. Imagine that!
Here's how they (shamrock-)shook down.
800 @ 3:26 - avg pace 4:17/KM (6:54/mi)
1200 @ 5:08 avg pace 4:17/KM (6:53/mi)
800 @ 3:25 avg pace 4:16/KM (6:52/mi)
1200 @ 5:06 avg pace 4:15/KM (6:50/mi)
800 @ 3:21 (!!) avg pace 4:09/KM (6:40/mi)
I'm thrilled with how well this workout went and totally killed my previous speed work records. Hello! I don't run this pace! (Well, I guess I do now...) Can't wait to see what I can do at a 5K in a few weeks.
After the run it was time to model the latest addition to my running wardrobe: this is the Alexis by Moving Comfort. I have it in another pattern already and I am in love with this bra.
Pretty soon everyone will be wearing them on the outside...trust me.
Have a great weekend and don't miss my giveaway!