Target: 8 miles total; 3 miles w/u then 5 x 600m w/ 90 second recovery in between, followed by cool down.
Actual: 7 miles total; 3 miles w/u then 4 x 600m w/ 90 second recovery in between, followed by cool down.
Goal per set = 2:18-2:25. Broken down like this:
1 x 600m = 2:16 (5:59 pace)
2 x 600m = 2:18 (6:03 pace)
3 x 600m = 2:20 (6:09 pace)
4 x 600m = 2:25 (6:21 pace)
5 x 600m = DNF
Started getting painful side stitches by the 4th set and just couldn't run through it by the last one. That combined with whipping 15-20 mph wind gusts out on the track reinforced my decision. Gave up after about ~200-300m.
First of several interval workouts on this latest Pfitz cycle. These are the very definition of torture. Rusty after 2 full days off. Definitely need to get my butt in gear.