Tuesday, May 24, 2016

800's for speed and fitness

Today, I ran an 800m repeat workout to build some fitness and some speed at the same time.  If you have never done 800M repeats, try it, they are fun.  Yeah right.  Sprinting for 800M and resting and repeating kicks your ass.  I ran 8 of the 800's and took between 2:30-3:30 off in between to walk and recover.  The times on my intervals were the following.

3:11
3:11
3:00
3:02
3:05
3:06
3:09
3:01

That range is basically from a 6:22/mile pace at my slowest, down to a 6:02/mile pace for my fastest, also the last one I did.  I should mention that I ran these on a .25 mile loop that had some hills to it, no flat track repeats.  I plan to repeat this workout, drop the times even lower, and hopefully get to do between 10-12 of them, on June 7th.  

Yesterday, I took off as I have been sick with some virus that has me feeling like crap and has given me a really nice case of pink eye in my left eye.  I get to wear my glasses all day and while running, yeah!!  This week will be moderate from here, with Saturday and Sunday being soccer tournament days, and the Ridgewood Run on Monday.  I am excited to see where I am at for the 5K.  I should be able to run pretty strong.

Finally, I got my new watch yesterday, and used it on todays' run.  It's the Garmin Forerunner 230.  I will full review it in a week or so, after having run a couple times in it and raced with it Monday.  Early report, in a word, Awesome!


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