This week I did my first organized track/speed workout since high school. Last year I did do one track session on my own, but never got back to the track and focused on increasing my miles for my first marathon. This year, with a focus on getting faster, I am hoping to join a group and make them a regular part of my workouts.
This week was a mile warmup, high knees, butt kicks, a pair of strides, 6 800m repeats and a mile cool down.
I was aiming to do my repeats at my goal 5k pace (8:00/mile goal, so 4:00 for 800m) and was able to stay fairly consistent over the course of the workout. I noticed that I was hitting the 200m mark around 55 seconds on each of my repeats and slowing from there to my goal pace, so I do need to work on holding a consistent pace over the distance.
Still, for my first workout like this in 20 years, I was pretty happy with my performance. Looking forward to next week now!