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2017-05-13 - Big Train Intervals

~5.1 miles @ ~11.0 min/mi

"Which side of the oval would be better to puke on?" Sir Ken and I do laps at Walter Johnson High School track on a cloudy-cool Saturday afternoon. Girls play soccer on the field, their gear spilling across lanes 1 and 2. The crowd in the bleachers restrain their cheers as we saunter past. Our average speed is identical, but my variance is far higher since Ken keeps a steady ~10 min/mi pace while I "dash" 400m and then walk 200m to recover. (Interval splits: 1:44 + 1:45 + 1:47 + 1:45 + 1:47; peak heart rate ~160.) Then we meander around the 'hood, reviewing recent races and discussing upcoming events. A big rabbit scampers across a lawn.

(trackfile) - ^z - 2017-06-10