It's Tuesday, time for intervals at the track. Remember how bad my Achilles hurt last week? (You did read my post last week, right?) This time I was more careful. I got there early and ran some warm-up laps before Mark and Steve, then Wayne arrived. I did about 3 miles of warm-up and felt good. I stretched for about 5 minutes, then did my stride-outs before the first speed mile.
I was determined to have a more productive session this time, so I swore I would not go out too fast...so I went out too fast on the first lap. I adjusted, and finished with a rather remarkable 5 minute 50 second mile. I cannot remember the last time I had a mile that fast. After a 400 yard cool down, we started the second mile. I knew my second mile would never be as fast as that first one. I was thinking 6:05, but I managed a 5:57. With consecutive sub 6 minute miles, I had to try to run the last one under 6. After a 400 yard recovery, we started the third mile. I ran four very even laps and finished at 5:56. Three consecutive miles in the 5:50's. That hasn't happened in a few years.The Achilles and knee were both complaining, but I chose to ignore them and let them argue between themselves. I did about a mile and a half of cool down, then hit the shower.
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