I just looked it up (reason number millionty-five that I love having a blog – I can check back on old workouts and paces), and the last time I did speedwork was December 23, 2010. Dude, seriously? I love speedwork. It’s arguably my favorite workout in the world, but I guess that says something about my long, slow injury recovery plan this year.
In any event, speedwork is back on the training plan, and YAY for that!
Reading that post from December made me feel pretty darn good about my run this morning. No, I’m not quite as fast as I was eight months ago, but to be anywhere in the ballpark of that level of fitness (that old workout was just three weeks post-CIM, probably the fittest I’ve ever been) makes me really happy. I’m super pleased with my all-around negative splits – meaning my rest periods got faster and my speed portions got faster: