Speed work has never been my favorite thing to do. But if you want to run faster you need to run faster! (well that seems a little obvious) Anyway, I have scaled by my plans for the rest of this year and instead of working on big races, I want to try and do shorter races faster! Originally I wanted to train for a fall marathon after my big triathlons were over, but since the first half of the year was riddled with injuries it seemed like it was time for a new plan. So I am going to train for a 10K in October and a half marathon in December. And hopefully I will PR in both races (sub 45 in the 10K and sub 1:40 for the half). I will be using the FIRST plan (which I used when I qualified for Boston in Portland last October). Speed work is not something I am fond of so this will be a big challenge for me but I really want my running back. Above are the splits from my first interval workout. If all goes well, you will see more of these posts as the summer goes on; and hopefully I will be getting faster!