AM - 5:20am came way too early this morning, especially for a workout! Drove up to Liberty Park and ran a 1.5 mile warmup at 9:30 pace (haha).
Workout was 6 x mile at 5:50-6 min pace (half marathon-ish pace) with a 0.4 jog in between. Ran the first mile way too fast, then made a modified goal to stay under 5:50 pace. Miles were 5:43, 5:47, 5:49, 5:45, 5:50. 5:49. I'm still not sure how I managed that. By the last two, I could feel the lactate build-up.
From now on, I think these kinds of workouts are going to have to be in the afternoon. It's too cold and dark and early to be moving that fast! I seem to get really cold after hard efforts (working hard to recover I guess), and today I had to crank up the heat in the car for 30 minutes so I wasn't shivering.
Interesting article about changing womens world records - http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/globetrotting/chi-running-leaders-shoot-the-sport-in-the-foot-20110920,0,7682022.column