My countdown to Myrtle Beach continues with my 2nd last session early this morning. I am following a pattern that I laid down a few months ago just before I ran OBX. So today, I ran 16 x 400 with 1 minute recovery.
Nathan was kind enough to join me a Bradley Middle School Track although; he was doing an entirely different workout. You might think that we could not work together much but in actually it went pretty well.
Nathan and Mark H. came up with the plan where if he and I timed our internals and recoveries fairly close, he would run every other quarter with me. Definitely, I started looking forward to every other interval and it helped Nathan because I could lead him through the interval. Definitely, I took anything away from this, it is with a little creativity two runners can do two entirely different workouts and still have help each get through it.
Which brings me to review my workout, my plan was 1:20s but the majority of my intervals were around 1:21. While I don't like blaming tough workouts on exterior factors, I did get a massage last night which always makes me sluggish the next day.
But on the bright side, I did get a chance to test out the Brooks T6 racers. I ran the first 12 intervals in my traditional track shoes and then switched over to my New Brooks T6. My feet felt light as feather in these new shoes. And while I only get 4 quarters in them, it was good start to the break in process. I will probably use them in a couple of Tabata workouts next week.
Also if you are interested, Nathan and I did a 2 mile warm up and 2 mile warm down. Well, I didn't a little longer because he ran more intervals than I did. I always start with a least a 2 mile warm up before any hard running.
Thoughts from the Cool Down Runner