This was a tough workout and I was really scared of it, but after procrastinating I got to the track and just busted em out. My 2000 times were supposed to be under 8:40 so I wrote the 400 splits on my hand and that really helped me stay on track.
Results are: 8:27, 8:39, 8:38, 8:38.
Finally consistency! Those paces range from 6:40 (for the 8:27) to 6:50 (for the higher end). I would like my 5k pace to drop even lower than those times and I think I can do it. I forgot my HRM so didn't capture that data. So, it was hard but not as hard as I thought it would be. I was fully expecting to have to cut at least one rep short. I'm glad I didn't. I just kept repeating in my head over and over that this would help me become a better/faster/stronger runner. These are the workouts that provide actual results.
I did end up having my same stomach issues, but they came on more gradually than normal. I went to get myself fitted for my bike right after the run (only having about 5 minutes to change) so that didn't help. I think next time after one of these intense workouts that I need to eat some mild carbs or a banana right away so the stomach acid I've generated doesn't seep into the rest of my innards. Gross!
Again, I have a long list of things to update on later:
- gear! (new shoes, triathlon gear to buy, Garmins)
- upcoming travel and recommendations for places to run in DC and Lehi, Utah
- bike fitting
- push-up challenge
- recap of training over past month (forecast vs. actual)
PS - thanks for all the nice notes on the race report! I love you guys!