AM: Mile workout 2 : 1000,600,400,3x200
2.5 WU, strides
1000m cutdown (71,66,33) 5 min break
600m (66,33) 2.5 min break
400m (65) 1.5 break
3x200m (31,31,32) with 1 min breaks
light rain, breezy. I was able to jog the 5 min break after 30 seconds and was able to jog after the 600 but after the 400 It was just a walking break and the 200 breaks were also walking. I wanted to hit 4 200s but my legs were done when I went backwards on the third one.
You end up breathing quite hard after the reps. It's not like doing 5K paced intervals where you can just keep on running and do a lot of volume. Running mile pace is pretty tough in any great volume. The lactic acid builds up rather quickly if you're not trained for it.
PM: 5 miles