When it rains, it PRs.

Last week’s workout was once again met with thunderstorms.  The rain came in about an hour before we met and I’m sure it kept most everyone (and you know who you are) away.  Six die-hards showed up for what was to be a great workout.  It turned out to be nearly ideal as far as weather and conditions were concerned.  The temps were relatively cool and there wasn’t much wind.  If it wasn’t for the downpour and the lightning, it would have been a beautiful day.

The workout was six 800s at 10 seconds faster than 5k pace.  The first one was painful.  I mean, it really really hurt.  Everyone was talking about it during the recovery.  If that’s how they were all to feel, it was going to be a long day.  Luckily the second one allowed us to get into some sort of groove, and we just clicked off the laps.  I was actually feeling pretty damn good.  The pace continued to pick up and our times slowly dropped.  The 5th interval was our fastest yet and once we were done David mentioned that he had just PR’d in the 800.  We were all impressed and asked how he was feeling.  He said he actually was feeling decent.  We convinced him to run faster than the last and he agreed.  We talked about the strategy and we were ready.  The last one was the fastest yet and David PR’d again by another 3 seconds!  He ran a 2:36!  He remembered doing a workout similar to this last year, just after he started running with us.  His goal then was to run them at 3:10.

My times were 2:43, 2:39, 2:38, 2:37, 2:39, 2:36.  Nice Job everyone!  Very solid workout.

Today’s workout: 1200, 800, 400, 1200, 800, 400.  Quarter between.