I took my new Gymboss timer out for some speed intervals...
I started off along Macleod Trail - and, for once, didn't need to wait more than 30 seconds for the light to change! My legs felt sluggish but I chalked that up to poor fuel timing (I ate my Larabar and then got absorbed in some HTML coding I was doing and when I looked up an hour had lapsed. ooops). So I warmed up for 1km and then turned on the timer.
I set it up for 10 intervals at 15 seconds each. I even jogged through the rest intervals instead of walking. When the timer beeped to tell me the set was done - I was exhausted...but happy to be done.
Ready to just steady state run the rest of the workout - Off I went...and then I accidentally hit the start button again and couldn't turn it off!!! I was faced with the choice of beeping annoyingly for the next 5 mins (which included a stretch past a high school at lunch) or running the intervals again.
So I did another 10 intervals. I think its safe to say I did speedwork today.
Good thing I wore my Magic Running Pants
and Holy crap was it ever hot out...I started with the wind in my face and it felt pretty good...but once I was in the shelter of the residential street - I was dripping hot.
As Leana would say - it's not sweat...it's LIQUID AWESOME!