Putting the Work in the Workout

I'm halfway through Hal Higdon's book Run Fast and I'm kicking it up a notch this week with 800m intervals. I'm a newbie to speedwork and I realized the most uncomfortable part of running fast for me is the feeling of being out of breath and gasping for air, so I worked on controlling my breathing rythm. I'm starting with 3 repeats today and will try to work my to ten over the next 10 weeks (average times were 3:35). Oh, and that hill that I usually avoid running at the end of my run is now a part of my route.

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