5 miles in 36:45 on the treadmill – time to start putting some speed work back in the plan!

Alrighty – not to get back strong into training. 3 races over 4 weeks (2 halfs and a 12 hour 49.28 mile run) – didn’t really train in that period, it was more like keeping the legs loose between races. I certainly wasn’t very focused on training as I was more worried about being rested for the races.

But those races are done now and I need to get some speed back (at least in my head I do anyway). So tonight’s run went back to my 1 minute at 7 mph, 1 minute at 9 mph, 1 minute at 7 mph and 2 minutes at 9 mph intervals. I just kept doing those 5 minute cycles until I hit 5 miles.

It was a bit harder than I remember it being from a month or so ago so I definitely lost some ground on the speed side of things but hopefully I can get that back fairly quickly while still pushing the longer mileage runs on the weekend.

Something like 11 weeks to Dopey Challenge in January – I am ready endurance and cardio wise. Now to get better!


  1. Bill says:

    Wow! Only 11 weeks? Somehow “next year” seems further away than that. I need to get my ass in gear!

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