“SPEED: Pyramid speed session. 400m-800m-1200m-1600m-1200m-800m-400m with rests of 1.5 mins-2 mins-2.5 mins-3 mins-2.5 mins-2 mins, running the shorter distances at 5k effort and the longer ones closer to 10k effort.”
This is one of those sessions which scores very highly on the procrastination scale. Today, it scored 135*. The last time it cropped up, it scored so highly, the scale broke**.
Of course, once I’d started the run, I wondered quite what the problem had been. It was blissfully quiet. I was the only runner at the track, and I started just as the daylight began to fade. Each lap was darker and darker, and by the last two intervals, it was too dark to see my Garmin, which meant I was running purely by feel.
The run itself was an exercise in precision pacing. There is a grand total of 6 seconds per lap between my slower 10k pace and my faster 5k pace. 6 seconds. Over 400m. Hmmm.
Having avoided track sessions for years, I’m surprised how much I like them. Sure, they lack a little something in the scenery department, but they more than make up for it with their stats. Stats which demand accompanying graphs. And who am I to deny them?
*Time between thinking “I’ll go for my run now” and taking the first step: 135 minutes.
**I skipped it.