As promised from yesterday I did some speed work today. Jenny took a very rare day off from running, so I did the warm up by myself, about 4.5 miles. It was warmer out this morning and I felt pretty comfortable during the warm up but soon was a little too warm due to wearing a long sleeve shirt.
Goal today 10x400m between 1:20 and 1:25, with equal times rest between each one. It was hard to convince my body to run that first and at the beginning I bargained with myself to just do 8 instead of 10. But, when I did the 8th one I was eager to do the last 2, even though repeat #8 was slightly off target, 9 and 10 were better.
Splits: 1:25, 1:25, 1:18, 1:24, 1:19, 1:25, 1:19, 1:27, 1:23, 1:23
Cooled down with an easy run back home.
The new shoes felt better today especially during the speed portion. My legs felt heavy during the warm up and for the first few repeats, but I felt great on the jog home, although a little bit sore later during the day.