My run this morning was great. I have decided to do my training runs from the gym, so I got up, had coffee and a muesli bar and headed down to the bus. By the time I got to the gym, it was 6:30 and I was quite perked up. MUCH better than dragging myself out of the house and heading straight into the long downhill.
I wanted to run outside this morning, so I had to sacrifice accuracy in terms of distance/pace, (I ran along the waterfront where every 500m is marked, so did 2:00 intervals instead of distance and then did some guesstimating) but am 99% sure I met my target easily. The total run was about 11 km and it took me about an hour. I spent 42 minutes doing the workout part of the run, and in that time, covered 7.5km. I can't figure out how much distance I covered in my 24 minutes of intervals and my 18 minutes of rest (I walked to get my HR down in between), but at the start of one interval I was at the beginning of a 500m stretch, so I decided just to run the 500m to check my pace. 2:10, for a 6:54 pace. Obviously this isn't completely accurate, and I may not have been completely consistent, but I doubt that I would have been hitting under 400m for the other 2:00 intervals. Yay!
Wednesday is a tempo run- much harder than intervals, so we'll see how I do that.
I had a swim scheduled for this evening, but I didn't leave work til 7, so decided to shuffle my programme for the week. This first week back at work could be tough on me, so I don't want to push it.