Monday, May 9, 2016

Two Track Workouts

Last week I had two workouts on the track, both occurring in the early morning.

Workout #1: Thursday
This workout was really scheduled for Wednesday however Tuesday night was a TERRIBLE night at our house - everyone kept waking up all.night.long - which meant I overslept and then my daughter has swim lessons Wednesday nights.  Cue Thursday morning track workout.

It was slightly chilly, aka perfect running weather.  I had 10x400.

I ran to the track on the most direct route, which was 1.81 mi warm up.

My 400s were to be at 90-95 seconds each.  Nailed that:

1:24
1:26
1:26
1:30
1:27
1:28
1:28
1:29
1:27
1:28

It was so weird to be doing 400s after focusing on the marathon distance for almost half a year!  I ran home for the cool down to get some coffee and get to work!

Workout #2: Saturday

Saturday was another morning, although not quite as early given that I didn't have to dash off to work.  I again ran to the track and incorporated some of the track into my warm up so that i could start at the true 800 starting line.  4x800 was up, with an 800 recovery jog in between each.  Goal pace for these was 3:00-3:05.

4x800:

2:59
3:01
3:02
3:01

Rest:

3:51
3:57
3:55

I incorporated my last rest jog into my cool down for a total workout of 7.76 miles.

All in all last week was a good running week.  The other two days on my plan were easy runs with strides.   I got a bonus workout in on Sunday because my daughter has been going gangbusters on her bike lately and wanted to go on a "long" bike ride (4.17 miles).  I ran with her.  Our pace was all over the place, given the downhills that she flew down and the uphills that I pushed her up but we finished in 40:37.

Total mileage last week: 26.08

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