Sure - TECHNICALLY it began with my weekend long run...but today was my first specific workout on it. SPEED! And I really needed to commit to my varied workouts again so I can plan on succeeding in my sub-2:15 goal for Harvest Half.
I admit, I had no idea what I was going to do. Nothing was making me very happy as I thought about it and then thought about my super stiff legs. But then I was rummaging through my running bag and my hand closed on a small rectangle of perfection. My Gymboss interval timer.
Run Spice it was.
I decided to run from my office to the top of the hill at Elbow Drive as a warmup...and then start the timer for 10 - 15 sec "run like hell"/15 sec recover intervals.
|It is astoundingly hard to take a picture of a timer |
WHILE doing a "run like hell" section.
Soon I could hear this mewling noise up in a nearby tree and I started looking around in the branches to see if there was a stuck kitten. Imagine my surprise when it turned out to be a MAGPIE! I had no clue they made that kind of noise - I've only ever heard them SQUACK!!!
I ran down the hill on Sacramento and by the bottom, I was cramping pretty badly. The remainder of the run was "run like hell" and then "blindly stumble along clutching stomach". A different kind of speedwork entirely.
4k in 28mins and change.
and I made sure to stretch the heck out of my calf. My ankle has been feeling a zillion times better and I want it to stay that way.