Gotta love those little breakthroughs. Last night was one of them.
Workout was 6×5 minutes at tempo (which by the VDOT recommendations, is 6:05 to 6:15). Because the last time I did it I was dying after just doing 3 or 4 reps, I thought I’d really die…
But it went GREAT!
First two in 6:15 pace (again, I was taking it slower to make sure I could finish… I was doubtful)
Next 2 in 6:09
Next in 6:06
Last in 6:01 (oops, got carried away for a minute until I looked at my watch and corrected myself)
1 minute jog between each
I felt totally in control and relaxed. Only working a little bit the last 2.
To give you an idea of the last few workouts:
6/22: 3×5 minutes by HR (193), pace was 6:20. Felt awful. I actually think my HR went up to close to 200 on the third one. Equal rest.
6/29: 4×5 minutes. Pace 6:11-6:14. HR 192-193. 3 minutes rest?
And today my legs have that “we did a longer quicker workout, but it wasn’t too hard and we’re recoverying quick” feeling. Wow – I’ve missed this feeling! Guess I didn’t realized I hadn’t felt this way yet until today.
YEAH for breakthroughs!