I tried my hand at speed intervals tonight at a local high school track. I could throw the name out there but then the next thing you know the news trucks are out there and it it just becomes uncomfortable... :)
The workout was sprint 200 / easy run 200 (repeat 10 times). You know, you watch the Olympics and you realize those guys and gals are moving pretty quick but you really have no idea until you go out there and try to sprint a 200 yourself. That was tough! There were only three of us tonight, me and two guys. I really wanted to beat them on at least one of the sprints but they were too fast for me. Towards the end, there was serious consideration of whether or not I was going to toss my cookies.
I did this workout in preparation for my upcoming 1500 on the 20th. I am hoping for somewhere in the seven minute range (note I said range - 7:01 to 7:59). Tonight I felt like a turtle. I *know* I can finish the race - it is just short of a mile - I just won't be lighting anyone's hair on fire with the speed.