Today I wanted to run at least 5.2 miles and to incorporate an interval session of some kind. The bargaining started when I got home:
Lazy Me: Hills are too hard, let’s just run the flat route.
Energetic Me: Ok, well if we’re running the flat route, we may as well do sprint intervals.
LM: Grumble, grumble, we’re too tired
EM: *Sets intervals on watch*
LM: Eight repeats will be plenty, we’re tired, we’ve not done this in months, eight will do.
EM: *Sets 10 repeats* heads off
LM: Oh, our legs are tired, let’s not worry about doing the intervals. Five miles easy is plenty after yesterday’s long run.
EM: Ok, well maybe we could just start and do some of them, some are better than none.
LM: *begrudgingly* maybe, but just 5.
EM: *Starts interval session* see this isn’t so bad, we may as well do all of them.
So for Juneathon Day 29 I ran 5.5 miles with 10 x 1 minute hard efforts, 40 second recovery 😃.