Met up with some of the guys at the Y this morning for some 800's. Keith, Dixie, Raj and myself were there. It was a cool 42 degrees and a little windy so it felt a bit cooler. We warmed up with 2 easy miles then headed over to the track.
Plan was for 6 X 800 @ 3:00 each. This is probably about the second time of doing 800's this year. Getting ready for the 5K next week. Probably won't do these again for a while since it will be back to marathon training pretty soon. It was also fun to do something a little bit different just to keep things interesting. It's harder to keep interest when things get too routine.
Anyways, the track work went pretty well with splits of:
2:55, 2:58, 3:00, 3:01, 3:02, 2:57
Raj ran with me for most of the first one and all of the last one. He did the rest of them with Keith and Dixie who were right behind me. Last 800 felt good but hard. Not sure what happened on the 4th and 5th, not paying attention I suppose.
So, goal for next week's 5K is to hit each mile as close to 6:00 as possible and see what happens. It is a very flat and straight course and one I am familiar with.