Well folks, my lethargic habits continued into Monday. I didn't get my 14K run in, but I did manage to go to Bootcamp, but I felt tired and sluggish at Bootcamp. I will make up the mileage later this week. Still being kinda tired I was a unsure of how my Yasso intervals would go tonight. I made sure I had a high carbohydrate dinner and lots of sleep. Here is the result:
Interval one: 3 minutes, 37 seconds
Interval two: 3 minutes, 36 seconds
Interval three: 3 minutes, 44 seconds
Interval four: 3 minutes, 48 seconds
Interval five: 3 minutes, 30 seconds
Interval six: 3 minutes, 33 seconds
Interval seven: 3 minutes, 31 seconds
Interval eight: 3 minutes, 39 seconds
*All intervals are 800 meters, with 400 meters and equal rest between.*
Not too shabby. I think my speed work is finally paying off. As I was jogging to the track from my house, I also noticed that my overall running pace is quickening as well. Makes me giddy inside.. :)
I think that the Yasso's are really indicative of running a marathon. Similar to late in a marathon, during my third and fourth intervals, I felt tired and like quitting. But after my fifth interval I felt fine again, and only started slowing toward the end of the seventh interval.
That said, I am not sure that these Yasso's will translate into a 3:40 marathon, in fact I am rather dubious of this at this point. I will be happy with a marathon under 4 hours. Heck even a PR will make me happy. We will see. I am shopping around for a shorter distance race to see where I am at, but I think I will wait until the Jay Challenge is out of the way.
Anyway, tomorrow is bootcamp in the morning, 10K trail run at night. Hope everyone is having a good week of running. Thanks for reading!