- 1 mile w/u (recovery pace)
- 1.2 k @ 13.1 m pace, 1 min recovery pace
- 1 mile @ 10 k pace, 1 min recovery pace
- 1 k @ 5 k pace, 1 min recovery pace
- .5 m @ 3 k pace
- 1 mile c/d (recovery pace)
I wasn't sure how I would feel as I started off with a 9:30 pace and was feeling very heavy footed and dizzy. My plan was to keep the 9:30 pace for 1.2k and then drop 30 seconds for each successive interval. When I started hitting the faster paces I actually started to feel alot better. It seems that 8:45-8:30 is a comfortable pace for me and probably what I should be using as my base pace. This I need to verify as soon as I get a new battery for my HR monitor. I was able to comfortably push through with much faster splits than I panned for. I ended up with a sub 7 min pace on the .5 miler which I was very VERY happy with. Hopefully today won't be too bad of a recovery day.
That being said, I am SO thankful I decided to suck it up and get the speed work in as dinner at Blue Canyon was easily a 3000+ calorie experience...and that was splitting everything for dinner! Matt and I had a bottle of white wine, split a maple bacon flat bread appetizer, split a Cesar salad, and then split the main course which was lobster, bacon, mac and cheese. Yes, you read that right: LOBSTER, BACON, MAC AND CHEESE!!!! Does it get any better than that?!?!?! As Matt described it, it was like a party in your mouth! To top off the night of indulgence we split the blueberry cobbler with vanilla ice cream for desert! If you live in the area and have not been to Blue Canyon in Twinsburg, you must put it on your list of restaurants to dine at! It's a little more upscale than you typical franchise restaurant, but the food and atmosphere are definitely worth it (and besides Matt did the engineering work for them, so you know it won't collapse on you)!
Here are some pics from the evening! Enjoy, and don't drool over the mac and cheese too much ;)
|Attempt #1 at a self portrait.|
|Attempt #2 at a self portrait. Usually Matt is much better at taking these pics.|
|Lobster, bacon, mac and cheese in all its glory! I SO wanted to swipe these cute little cauldron dishes!|
|Birthday boy looking super handsome in his new shirt (compliments of my mom)!|