Today’s speed workout was really tough. It might have been because of my lack of sleep throughout the night or because of the big breakfast that I ate with my family before my run. Anyways, it was a challenge and doing it on a treadmill made it that much more of a challenge. I was supposed to do an eight mile interval run. The first mile was a slow and comfortable warm up and even that seemed hard. It took me over ten minutes. The next six miles were the intervals; 3/4s of a mile at a faster pace and then 1/4 at a slower pace. My faster pace ranged between 7:30 and 9:00 pace per mile. I changed paces the entire time because I couldn’t keep the 7:30 pace the entire interval like I normally do during my speed workouts. During the entire six mile speed interval I averaged an 8:37 pace per mile and then I did a one mile cool down. Due to how bad I was feeling I had to stop a few times during the run to catch my breath, and I drank too much water from the water fountain. The water was so cold and tasted so good I couldn’t resist gulping it down, which caused me to feel even worse after the run. I was really glad when I finally finished and at an 8:56 pace which is pretty good!
I did get to try out some new gear during my run. I received a Brooks run happy tech shirt from my parents for my birthday and a Magical Run Band from my sister, also for my birthday. They were a great comfort to run in! I also tried out my SilverAir Socks that I received for supporting a kickstarter. They are supposed to be made from silver yarn that eliminates odor. I have to say that the socks did not stink after the run. I may write a review on them in the future after I have run in them a bit more.