I was wrong.
They weren’t fun.
I did a 2 mile warm up and then got to work on some repeats.
5:05 - From the first steps my sideache was back. I toggled between slowing down to 8ish pace to get it to subside, and then hustling back, where it’d return.
Thought about calling it a day but decided I’d attempt to “toughen up” and do my 5th one.
5:10 - Apparently I was pooped. No energy. No speed left.
And a two mile cooldown. Who’s bright idea was it to put a speed workout in a 9 mile run?!?!?
I did 9 miles in 1:25:22 for a pace of 9:29.
My repeats averaged a pace of 7:49.
The three that I didn’t die during averaged 7:39.
I was pretty ok with the workout until I calculated my total time for the 5k of speedwork and realized that it’s slower than almost all my 5k times for the past two years. AND THOSE ARE WITHOUT 4ISH MINUTE BREAKS IN BETWEEN. SHEESH. Granted I was having my garmin clock .63 miles instead of .625, so that totally makes it ok right?!?! :P
Oh well. Guess I’m glad I’m running a marathon and not a 5k, eh?