1/4 Mile Intervals

23 Dec

Following up on last week’s 1/2 mile intervals, I cut the distance down to a 1/4 mile interval.  1/4 mile fast, 1/4 slow to recover.  How hard can that be?

I also planned to take the 1/4 mile a lot harder.

I completed seven “fast” intervals of about 1:10 to 1:40 (so the slowest would have been about a 6:40 mile pace) through my neighborhood.  The intervals done on the hills weren’t as much fun.  The total run was 3.18 miles, including 238 of climb.  The main hill shown below is about 60 feet of elevation change over 1/4 mile.  (“Cardiac Hill” during the Peachtree Road Race is 140 feet over 3/4 of a mile to help give perspective.

Note the Elevation and Pace Changes

25:00 in total, but it felt like I worked a lot harder than my average run.

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