Thursday, June 10, 2010

Changing Focus


Sorry for the slow updates - I haven't had much to say!   Lately I've just been running aimlessly, recovering from Riverbank, finishing the semester, traveling to conferences, and adjusting to the summer temps.  Starting tonight, though, that changes.  (Actually it changed Monday, but tonight's a big one)

A friend of mine has injured his back, meaning the girl he usually trains each summer is in need of a new training buddy.  As it turns out, I'm also looking to get faster.  Mike put the two of us together, and our first run is tonight.  MB needs to run a timed mile in the fall - the cut off is 7 min and her goal is 6:30.  Funny...that's about where I'd like to be, too.   Alrighty then. 

I consulted another friend on workouts and between the two of us I think we can come up with a good plan.  That's still in progress, but tonight's plan is:

800 warm-up
2x800 @ 5k pace (4 min recovery)
1x1 mile @ 8:45-9:00 pace
2x800 @ 5k pace
1 mile cool down

Any bets on how long it takes me to vomit?