Last night we ran what is hopefully one of our last indoor workouts this winter. Goal was 8*800 with 2 minute rests at 2:50 followed by a 3 minute rest than 1600 at 5:45.
We've done similar workouts in the past so I was eager to see how my fitness felt compared to those workouts last fall.
Last week was pretty heavy and I think my body was still recovering a bit as was my partners, but we managed to get the workout done and hit the goal paces.
I certainly wasn't feeling like this flowed easily, but what I was happy about was my mental wherewithal to focus in on one lap/one repeat at a time and just get it done. We've done 5 miles of intervals before, but it was always sprinkled in, now this will become the norm. I am excited that my strength is at a level that I can do 5 miles of intervals at the same paces that I was doing 3-4 miles of intervals at last fall.