I had intended to do mile repeats on Tuesday afternoon, but I got caught on the phone with house business and ran right through my window of opportunity. Consequently, I ended up getting a block of time back in the evening while Connor was on the soccer field. I decided to do a 5 mile progression run. Mile one was done in about 8:30 and I ended with mile 5 being run in 6:24.
I am happy with that, knowing mile 5 could have gone even faster had I pushed it.
Today, I just finished up a little hill work. I totaled 5.5 miles in all. I ran, after warming up with a slow jog, 10 X 200 meter hill climbs. Each climb was around 40 seconds, followed by a slow jog back down. After the 10 repeats, I jogged a cool down to finish.
The entire workout took less than an hour, but felt strong. Tomorrow, I will jog 5-7 miles and finish the week with a strong tempo or some repeats on Friday.