Today is a great day. Another nice day, another workout, and my favorite number is all over the date. Since I was in high school, on the baseball field, my favorite number has always been 5. If you ask my kids, they should know. When in school, and I ask the kids to pick a number between 1 and anything, the answer is always......5. You would be surprised to know that even though I always tell them this, they still never guess 5.
Today, I ran a progressive run of 6 miles, totaling about 46 minutes. By progressive, I mean that each mile I got a little bit quicker from the first mile right through the end. It ended well, with a finishing mile around 7:15/mile pace. Also, the entire run was done on hills so keeping the pace up was important to me especially since I suffered a little on the hills yesterday.
I finished the workout with a half dozen sprints on the field at about 80-85% speed. I would estimate they were about 75-80 meters in length. It is great to open up the speed after a run. It really helps teach you to be able to finish well and run fast on tired legs. It can help with leg turnover as well.