Lunch Intervals + Sunshine Award

This afternoon it was time for another round of Intervals for Lunch. I decided to switch things up for a shorter, harder overall effort.

On the menu: 4 x 1000m

(1) 4:35I am never eating chocolate again.
500m recovery interval @ 3:14
(2) 4:34This hurts. How did I ever run a 5K at this pace? FASTER than this pace??
500m recovery interval @ 3:15
(3) 4:35Wheeze! Wheeze! Wheeze! (wow, nice and consistent though!)
500m recovery interval @ 3:08 (+ emergency gas station pitstop)
(4) 4:24Almost done, PUSH PUSH PUSH (die die die).

Ideally, I would have liked to complete 5 repeats, but I just didn’t have time and had to get back to the office. I feel good about this workout. It was a hard effort, but I know I’m capable of faster on a good day… perhaps on a day that does not follow a 3-day junk food binge…

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Both TMB @ Racing With Babes and Anne @ Asthma and the Gift of Running were kind enough to bestow upon me the Sunshine Award! What a pleasant and welcome gift on this dreary February day. Thanks, ladies!

It’s my pleasure to pass this award on to the following bloggers, selected for leaving the first comment on each of my last 12 posts. (I know Lacey is laughing because I am obsessed with being “FIRST!” comment on her posts, lol!)

I hope it brings a ray of sunshine to your day!

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49 thoughts on “Lunch Intervals + Sunshine Award

  1. lol lol lol. my day is SO much better now!!!!!!!!!!! thank you!!!!!you are my sunshine :)and thank you for running repeats when they weren't easy… i'm supposed to do intervals today and i've been waffling!!!! i think i need to get 'em done :)xoxo

  2. Well done! I don't know if you saw my comment in your last post (about needing to try the ice wine). My husband and I ended up opening it in honor of Canada and the Olympics…it wasn't bad – quite sweet!

  3. 9th! Congrats on repeating the repeats despite what I consider the perfect "diet": A 3-day junk food binge. OK, so I lied about the diet, but hey, sometimes we run so we can do that, right?! Some day I will comment first, just to mess with your head!!

  4. Speed workouts – my go-to treadmill run if I want to just be DONE WITH IT πŸ™‚ nice work! love the commentary, haha

  5. Your lunch breaks rock! I seriously seriously need to pack up my work out clothes and do some speed work on lunch. I am lucky enough to have a highschool track across the street from work. You inspire me – no more excuses!

  6. Your lunch breaks rock! I seriously seriously need to pack up my work out clothes and do some speed work on lunch. I am lucky enough to have a highschool track across the street from work. You inspire me – no more excuses!

  7. great job on the intervals. u r a star!question: how do you fit in a workout and then get urself showered and ready for work again?how do you do it???i am amazed at that!

  8. I like the medal count at the top! Very nice!Great job on getting out there for the intervals. I have very similar thoughts while running intervals!!

  9. oh fiiiine don't send me any sunshine 'cause i'm one of those people that has to work for a living and not read blogs :-p i will just continue to "enjoy" being buried in snow and 20*! just kidding you know πŸ™‚ nice job on the intervals! i hear ya on the emergency pit stop. um, at least you had a gas station to utilize? i had to go outside in the snow saturday. (tmi? sorry haha)NEW LAST PLACE! take that mark πŸ˜‰

  10. Hey… you one a surprise giveaway on my blog… it for the Core Ball and DVD. And I relize that I listed my email address wrong, so if you tried to email and it bounced, I am sorry! Please email me your snail mail address at:hahleewude at verizon.net (not .com)

  11. Wow..that is awesome. I wish I had easy access to a shower to do lunch workouts..there is no way I could run and not have some semblance of a shower after. My cubicle mate would not understand.

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