Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Tough workout

A tough workout tonight on a slippery track. It rained earlier in the day, and with the temperature in the mid-30s the track became slippery in many places. Paul and I managed to get through the workout without any falls; however, there were a few times when I had to make wide turns on the curves just to prevent a slip and slide. The workout was quite similar to last week. We did 2000, 1200, 1600, and 1200 with 200 meter recovery, just like last week walking the first 100m and slow jogging the 2nd 100m. I called this workout the 5-3-4-3, basically the number of laps for the workout. The planned splits were 78-second laps for the 2000 and 1600, and 76-second laps for the 1200s. I think we both put on our inner-GPS because we were almost dead on with all our splits (see below). The split for the last 1200 was a bit faster because we decided to push the pace in the last lap (73 sec.). These long intervals are very tough mentally and physically, but it's a wonderful feeling and a sense of accomplishment once it's all done.

2000: 6:30
1200: 3:48
1600: 5:08
1200: 3:45

Today: Noon: 6.2M @ 7:03 pace; PM: 8M with long intervals (2000, 1200, 1600, 1200)
Yesterday: 8M @ 6:56 pace

1 comment:

Daniel Weston said...

Hey, I went to the track last night and it was icy too. I struggle to get in a good session because the track was too slippery. Well done on your speed session again.