David Pittman-dp_turtle ran: Ahhh, it's all coming...

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  • 10 miles
  • 01:20 time
  • 07:47 pace
  • 958 calories
  • 0 ft climb
  • 0 max hr
  • 0 avg hr
    • Currently 4/5 Effort.
    effort 4/5
alright 10.24 mi 01:20 07:47 pace

Ahhh, it's all coming back to me now...what I hate about marathon training. Hard-ass workouts like this one! Road intervals: 8x7:00 in zone 4-5 with 2:00 recovery.

Just like during a race, I started out too fast, turning the first interval in 6:41 (6:55 would've been a good pace.) By the 5:30 mark of the 3rd interval, I was trying to decide if I would stop at 6 or 5 repeats, 'cuz there was no way I was going to last for 8. As I finished the 5th one, I decided 7 would definitely be enough.

Of course, I did all 8. You CAN'T stop just one stinkin' interval short of the mission!

My splits were pretty erratic. I'm only reporting them here because when I don't, Sarah C. yells at me and, frankly, she scares the bejeezus out of me.


On a positive note, I made a decision about the new shoes I've been wearing the last 3.5 weeks: they're going back. I'd have to rate them in the top 3 most uncomfortable running shoes I've had in my life. (And I've been running a l-o-n-g time.) Some people love 'em, and if you're one of those people, I'm glad they work for you. For me, they don't. That's okay. I gave 'em a fair shot: 68 miles in 3.5 weeks. Now I know and I can move on.

38F, wind E 8mph, intermittent light snow

  • Laura S.
    Laura S.

    Damn, dude. Those are some serious intervals. Maybe that's why I'm avoiding marathons in 2012!!

    over 6 years ago Like

  • Joe M.

    If it were easy, everybody would do it David. Great workout!

    over 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Mike M.
    Mike M.

    That was a tough workout - way to get it done even when your head is telling you you can't! Sorry to hear about the shoes - looks like your back to being a Newton guy...which is fine by me ;)

    over 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Dane L.
    Dane L.

    That sounds fun! I'm getting a little tired of the long ass step-ups.

    over 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Cathy

    Way to get it done!!

    over 6 years ago Like

  • Andy

    have a happy holiday season david. hope santa is good to you !!

    over 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Rebecca

    that is a hard WO. satisfying...when its over!

    over 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Danielle M.
    Danielle M.

    You are so dedicated! Great job DP!

    over 6 years ago Like

  • Crysta A.
    Crysta A.

    You never cease to amaze me with your speed.

    over 6 years ago Like