Getting back to some old school running action, I got out for one of my all time favorite workouts (no sarcasm there), the 3, 2, 1 special! I First discovered this workout last summer on a Thursday night in Strongsville. Expecting only a 5-6 miler as a last minute tune-up for a 4-mile race we were doing on Saturday, Bryce and I went out and did 3 easy miles followed by 3 fast miles, then 2 easy miles, 2 fast miles, 1 easy mile and finally 1 fast (nearly all out) mile to wrap things up. That's 12 miles folks, 6 of which were done at a hard pace. Last summer we ran our final mile in 5:25 or something ridiculous like that. Tonight wasn't quite as fast, but I felt good and I really enjoy the stress of running hard:
Mile 1 - 7:20:96 Mile 7 - 7:39:87
Mile 2 - 7:19:84 Mile 8 - 7:48:67
Mile 3 - 7:37:52 Mile 9 - 6:02:00
Mile 4 - 6:18:25 Mile 10 - 6:01:70
Mile 5 - 6:03:62 Mile 11 - 7:49:84
Mile 6 - 6:02:57 Mile 12 - 5:56:32
Had a great hill workout on Tuesday morning and plan on getting a solid 12-15 miler in this weekend while in the Hocking Hills of southern Ohio. A friend of mine from college is going to be running the 1/2-Marathon at Columbus this year. It's going to be great to see him accomplish this amazing goal. Only 3 more weeks!