Forgot to mention that I did my first intentional speed workout last night… EVER. AND I LOVED IT!! It was pretty short, 10 min warmup, 4x2 minute sprints with 2 minute recovery, followed by a 5 minute cool down. At one point, I believe my last sprint, I held it at 6:30min/mile for the whole 2 minutes! For someone who habitually runs in the 8s, I was pretty excited.
I’ve been running for 4 years and never cared for speed, just being able to cover a set distance comfortably, so this was interesting. I’ve got DOMS like WHOA in the vastus lateralis of both quads, and that makes me extremely happy because that means they’re actually being worked (it’s my weaker quad in both legs).
Needless to say I skipped today’s workout for some rest. Tomorrow’s a swim and run day. I’d like to do them back to back but I’ll probably bookend them around my 10 hour work day. Fun fun fun! (Not the work part.)