Speedwork today on the TM (1.5 incline)
Today's workout did not go the way I wanted. I had planned to run a 3 mile warm up, 4 x 1 mile (6:11 pace) with .5 mile recoveries, and a 2 mile cool down for a total of 11 miles. I wore my flats.
The warm up felt ok. I ran an easy 2.75 miles then got off the TM to do some stretching since my left hamstring felt a little tight on my PM run yesterday. I finished the warm up and got into the threshold intervals. This was an aggresive pace for being my first speed session in a while, but I thoguht with my recent fitness gains that I would survive. I got through the first interval ok, but it was harder than expected. Half way through the second interval, my hamstring got really tight. I was able to finish the second interval, but went straight to my cool down from there (I don't think I would have made it through the full 4 intervals at that pace today even if I didn't have the hammy issue). With a 5k scheduled for Saturday and a MP long run on Sunday, I thought it was wise to shut it down. I will have to see how the rest of the week goes, but I am considering skipping the 5k on Satruday if I am still remotely sore. I got a free entry to the race anyway.