Cruise Intervals are a term my coach uses. I truly dread these, but always feel like they are the best workout to sustain a pace during the run. For the Ironman over the summer, I did a lot of these. They typically fall during the week and take about 1 to 1.5 hours. You go out and run a warm up then do 1 to 2 mile repeats with about 1 to 2 minutes recovery.
For today, I have 8 x 1 mile repeats. I normally run these on the road on a marked course. With it being the day after Christmas, I hope they burn off some of the excess I have consumed the past week.
For me the pace is suppose to be about 6:50 per mile or 20 seconds faster than goal marathon pace. To make this even more challenging, it is already 70 degrees outside with 100% humidity so it will fell like a summer time run requiring a lot of fluids. I will know by the end of this workout if qualifying for Boston is doable.
We had a wonderful Christmas here, with the kids getting everything from bikes to microscopes. My daughter got an awesome Gary Fisher mountain bike from Santa and can’t wait to go for a ride later today!