Thursday, February 23, 2006

What, Yet Again?

Is it really only a week since my last interval workout? I can’t believe it, it seems like only two days ago.

The kids have been a bit more reasonable the last two nights, though there is still a lot of room for improvement. I’ve written so much about my sleepless nights, that the Google ads now advertise insomnia remedies on top of my blog. Thanks for the hint, Google, but I won’t drug my kids, tempting as it may be at 2:30 am.

I forgot to set the alarm today, but woke up anyway. It’s a bit warmer today (the cars’ wind screens were not frozen over) and the schedule called for 5x600 intervals with 90 seconds of recovery. Trackless as I am, I translated that into my by now familiar pattern of 2 minutes of hard running between the recovery intervals. I started out a little bit easier than on my previous 600s two weeks ago, because I didn’t want to run myself to the ground again during the first interval. I do notice the major drawback of my lack of a track, namely that I haven’t got any real feedback on how fast I am actually running, and I can’t gauge if I’m really doing 600s, or if it’s more or less.

Anyway, I did my 5 reps and true to recent form decided to add another one at the end. Intervals are a pain (sometimes literally), but they are over quickly, and I do get a feeling of achievement out of them.

The weather forecast predicts a “morning rain or snow shower” for tomorrow. Please, Oh Dear Weather God, let them be wrong!

23 Feb: 6.7 miles, 55:17, 8:15 pace, with 6x600 intervals


  1. Nice comeback to intervals. They do feel like it was yesterday last time, don't they?

  2. ha! google advertising sleep aids on your blog!

  3. I have to recover for six minutes to run four... is it still called intervals?
    Hope the weather is fine.

  4. you know how much i dig on intervals! good job with your 600's.

    and the wee ones? the answer isn't drugs. it's velcro and duct tape. =)

  5. Oh, how I love intervals. I have access to a track, but it's usually covered in snow from late November to late March--sometimes until May, so when I do winter interval work, it's the same thing--hard running alternating with recovery.