My legs felt heavy, like they weren’t quite turning over fast enough for a light jog let alone for a sprint. Of course, part of that was my fault – I ran the first two 1,000-meter intervals way too fast. That wasn’t the plan. I’m still learning the nuances of speed work and since we were on the road instead of a track in a the pre-dawn darkness, checking my watch for split times would have been difficult anyway.
I wasn’t sure I’d make that fifth and final interval. But of course, I did. It was my slowest of the day – a bit backward from how the intervals should be run – but it was still within the time frame of my workout instructions.
Speed workouts can be brutal. I was wiped out for the rest of the day from the effort. Contributing to my sluggishness was a mild level panic of