Date Workout Pace Notes__________________
2/5 4 x 1200 5:52 1st track w.o. since Oct and felt like it.
2/7 6m Tempo 6:10 Pleasantly surprised with this one.
2/12 4 x 1600 5:45 Easier than I thought it would be.
2/14 8m @ MP 6:45 A bit too fast but felt real easy.
2/19 6 x 800 5:36 This one hurt - a lot. Short rest.
2/24 10m Race 6:32 A bit slower than I wanted. Hilly.
2/28 8m @ MP 6:40 Unplanned but went with the flow.
3/3 5k Race 5:51 Fastest 5k in 4 years. 4th Place.
3/6 6m Tempo 6:08 Windy. Earned every sec. of this PR.
So what conclusions can I draw from this small, month-long, sample size? Has it helped me get any faster? I’m not really sure. I certainly hope so. But, it does seem like a lot of trouble to improve by a measly 2 seconds per mile on a 6 mile tempo run. The good news is that I know it hasn’t hurt. Other than a few of the normal aches and pains, things seem to holding together pretty well. At the very least, I can use these as a base line to compare to future speed work. But the big question is: Will all this hard work pave the way for a new Half Marathon PR at New Bedford in less than two weeks? Only times will tell.