Saturday, August 21, 2010


This morning's run was intervals.  I attempted to complete 1/2 mile repeats at 1 mile pace 8 times.  What is this called?  8X400? 400X8? Is 400 a half mile?  I'm too lazy to google right now.  I'm still trying to figure out the run lingo.  Anyway, I was taking 1 minute breaks in between and suddenly I would be counting in my head 63, 64, 65 and it would dawn on me I was suppose to be running.  I seemed to be thinking about everything else that I needed to be doing instead of what I was actually doing.  I stumbled my way through but not very happy with my mental game.  Oh well, on to all that other crap I kept thinking about needed done.


  1. 400 is a quarter mile, 800 half mile. I admire you for doing intervals like this. Great discipline! Would be 8x400.

  2. Hah! Thanks Johann, I run on the treadmill so it does my thinking for me. I really should figure it out though :)

  3. I know what you mean about the numbers thing...when I was doing speedwork I would get my husband to explain it to me, then I would write it down before I went for me run.

  4. I love love love this.
    This is me - every stinkin day.
    So now this is my daughter. We cannot focus in this family. The term "squirrel" comes up daily in my home. This totally cracked me up. You rock.

  5. Yep, Johann it it right on the head....except if you did 8 half mile intervals it would be 8x800. Also known as Yasso 800SQUIRREL