Sunday, September 16, 2007
The Need for Speed
My training schedule has been thrown off a bit, due mainly to my ROTC obligations.
This doesn't mean I haven't been training.
On Friday, for a bit of sport I led the Alpha ability group in a four mile run.
In the Army, we divide soldiers into groups based on ability for physical training. The fastest group, Alpha, usually runs a two mile course in 13 minutes or less.
Most of my guys ran the two mile in 12 or less.
For those of you who missed my last post, I only ran in 13:49.
Needless to say, these guys were booking it.
We maintained a pace of 6:50 for all four miles, which for me meant a solid run at 80% speed for nearly a half hour. When we finished, I felt great, despite the pain in my chest and legs.
My ankle still works, which is even better.
Tomorrow I will strap water to my back and tape to my nips and run 16 miles at a pace of 9 minutes per mile. This will get me back into the workout proper, though I have some catching up to do.