Originally Posted by LA Guy
No, 5 K total. First 2 miles in six minutes apiece, with 38 seconds between them (38 because I am a little OCD). Then, a bit of a break, then four 400 m sprints. Then a half lap warm down.
Then body weight resistance exercises and weights (low weight, high rep. Put it this way, heaviest I've been lifting is 160 lbs x 12 dumbbell presses.)
thats not much rest between the miles. I'm guessing the 6min miles isnt a terribly hard effort for you. I honestly think i'd feel worse stopping for 38 seconds than just running the 2 miles continuous.
How fast are you doing the 400s??
I never really do anything shorter than 800s (and i rarely run any of those), mainly because im a wimp. I know i probably should if i want to develop some speed, but running on the track hurts my knees and its hard to get myself to do intervals on paved surfaces.
Anyway, tonight i ran 40 minutes somewhat hard which came to 6.6 miles, then i rested a few minutes, changed shoes and went 30 minutes (4.5 miles) at a slower pace.