His goal? To run a sub 7 minute mile while pushing 85++ pounds of kids around a track. No Small feat. So off we went. The pace felt uncomfortable, I have not done speedwork in weeks. I was breathing hard and my legs felt heavy. One lap down and we were behind pace by 3 seconds, UGH! The second lap I was holding strong, starting to hit my stride, we hit the lap and were 4 second behind pace. The third lap we were both breathing hard and the Little Studs started to fuss, still 4 seconds behind. LAST LAP, I knew I needed to kick it up if we were going to get a sub 7 minute mile, so I sped up. I thought "I hope this does not make him want to slow, but I am pretty sure it will make him want to go faster."
How do I hold this pace for 3.1 wowzers, I am going to need some work before my next 5K. I SPRINTED to the finish and was at 6:57, hubby finished at 6:59. But when I plugged in my Garmin it said 6:38, WHAT? I am going with that.
We ended up with over 3.1 miles of Family time and speedwork. I bought Muscle Man a red shirt so we can match at our next race. This Summer is going to be a BLAST with my speedy hubby. I cant imagine how fast he will be when he is not pushing the jogger... GULP!