Wednesday, March 18, 2009

NYRR Workout - 3x Harlem Hill @ 1.15mi per repeat

Okay, the first NYRR speed workout of my season wasn't as bad as I thought it might be. I didn't feel all that great during the workout itself, but I'm glad it's done. Jogging to the meeting area, I had a feeling it was going to be some sort of Harlem Hill run so I was mentally prepared. Coach seems to always start off every new class with that workout.

My run tonight is in the screenshot image. Laps 2, 4 and 6 were the repeats. What I like about the HH repeats is that it's a steep hill, one long downhill, and finishes with a long uphill along a winding path. It breaks down really nicely and I can pace myself and know where to start picking up pace. I ran towards the front during all 3 repeats and was able to improve my time on each repeat as planned. After the last repeat, coach yelled at me for running too far up front ahead of everybody. That wasn't the case at all. I picked up the pace by 1 second from my last repeat. Everybody just really tailed off at the end for whatever reason. Because of that, I'm probably going to be moved forward one group - the 6:00 - 6:30 milers. I don't think I'm up for that yet, but I didn't think I was up for tonight's workout either.

So I have to say that I was pleased with my effort tonight. I think I probably could have gone even harder, but it was a good effort. I finished with an easy jog home, and at the end, completed just over 12 miles. It was a good evening.

1 comment:

Ansky said...

Nice job on the workout!