6 miles in 43:49 @ 1% – run started a bit rough but finished well – threw 800m repeats in there

I decided to give 800 meter repeats a shot today – did pretty well – certainly felt different than what I have been doing for the past while with 1 min slow / 1 min fast.  I am going to have to try to incorporate more of these in the plan.

I started off a bit slow to get warmed up and then did a minute walk and started doing the repeats. Most of the repeats were done at 9 mph which were pretty tough but should definitely help my speed and endurance. Hit a total of 6 miles in 43:49 which includes 4 minutes of walking and several minutes of 7 mph and 6 mph as rests between repeats. I should definitely have made those walk minutes as well so that I could push harder on the repeats.  Will have to remember that for the next time.

My weight is climbing instead of going down right now – can’t quite seem to figure out what part of my diet is the culprit as I haven’t made too many changes since I was staying static that would have caused this slow climb.  Whatever it is there is definitely bloat involved so my body isn’t liking something.  I need to figure that one out yet.


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