Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Back On Track
Pretty good, but abbreviated track workout this morning. Like all of us, I use track workouts to increase my leg turnover speed and improve my VO2max. But it's also a nice change of pace (pun), with no hills! Here's today's workout ...
Location: Bernard Campbell Jr High
Weather: 70 degrees, 88% humidity
Health: Good/no issues
Workout Grade: B
2 mile warm up ... 8:30 & 7:28
1 mile @ Marathon Pace ... 6:36
8 x 400 Meter Repeats with 1 min rest ... 79(seconds per lap), 77, 78, 79, 80, 78, 79, 77 (4:54/mile avg pace)
1 mile @ 5K Pace ... 5:59
2 miles no stop @ 10K Pace ... 6:17 & 6:12
Half mile cool down ... 9:00/pace
8.50 miles total
It wasn't a "blazing fast" workout - but it was a good bench mark that I can improve on. I had pretty aggressive leg strengthening workout last night at 5:00pm, and my legs were still a little weak and wobbly from that. So considering tired legs, and the first Speed Workout of the season ... I'll take it! C'mon ... that's right ... cheerio!
... be great today!