Tonight's track night felt like a breakthrough performance for me on a night that was not quite as hot as normal, though definitely a very humid, steamy night. I ran a set of 1600 - 1200 - 600 - 300 on a school track, with 2 - 3 minutes of recovery jogging between each set. All running was to stay below lactate threshold heart rate. My surprise was an 8:09 1600 meters (mile), a speed I likely have not seen around 20 years, and afterwards I maintained a steady 9 min/mile pace through the balance of the running part of the workout.
I certainly consider this workout to be showing me a breakthrough after I have been at a training plateau for a good while.
I celebrated with a small serving of lowfat frozen yogurt and granola at Orange Leaf .
Coming up tomorrow are 2400 yard swim and 60 minute bike workouts.
Longhorn IM 70.3 Countdown...82 days to go!