2012-03-14 - Ladder o' Laps

~5 miles @ ~8.7 min/mi

Jupiter and Venus glisten high above the western horizon as twilight sets in at the University of Maryland track. A few walkers, a sprinter stretching, a couple of guys tossing a football back and forth, a javelin thrower warming up, and a handful of other runners are with me this warm evening, temps in the upper 70's. A young lady in crimson shorts runs steadily and just a bit too fast for me to keep up. The 1-2-3-4-3-2-1 ladder goes smoothly since I manage to commence it slowly enough, with times = 2:06 ⇒ 4:04 ⇒ 5:57 ⇒ 7:42 ⇒ 5:42 ⇒ 3:39 ⇒ 1:45 with half a lap (~2 minutes) recovery between intervals. GPS trackfile has the usual ~0.5% overestimate of distance.

^z - 2012-03-24