More speedwork

on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at 9:01 PM

Did more track work this morning. Good thing cause we just got majoring dumped on with rain over the past few hours.

Lap Lap Time Distance Pace
2 04:49.6 1200 06:28.4
4 04:07.0 1000 06:37.5
6 03:16.5 800 06:35.3
8 03:19.0 800 06:40.3
10 03:17.3 800 06:36.9
12 02:32.4 600 06:48.8

Had intended on doing 2x1200 and 3x800 intervals, but suffered a major side stitch part way through the second 1200m and had to slow down and cut it short at 1000m. Did 400m walking recoveries for the 1200 and 1000m interval and did only 200 m for the rest. I'd like to be able to do these with a slow recovery jog rather than a walk since I feel like i'm cheating when I walk. As for pace, I'd like to think that I'd like to be able to do these at a 6:30 pace which I'm hoping is my current 5k pace which is probably pushing it a bit, but hey I can dream.


Steve said...
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Steve said...

Hey, you knew I'd catch that "walking" remark huh ;)

Just kidding..

But, I bet I can racewalk faster than you can jog.

Awesome time on your half (BQ or not)

Fran said...

Ha! Didn't mean to offend. You're probably right though that you can walk faster than I can jog.

Mike said...

a little walk during speed work.

no problem, it still counts, nothing to feel bad about.

Nice half marathon

Sonia said...

What you dream about will come a reality soon! Hope the legs are doing alright! And congrats on the awesome half!!! You kicked a$$ out there!! =)

jen said...

I always walk at least the first few (dozen)steps of a recovery. In fact, I usually stop and rest my hands on my knees, gasping for air, then walk, then jog. :) You are fast. :)

Cuckoo said...

Hey great job getting back into it! Are you still doing leg strengthening exercises? Is it helping? I feel like I need to add this, but I just don't know where to find the time or what days to incorporate this.