Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Wk12/D2 - Track Work 6X400

Warm-up: 1.6K @10:45
+ 4 striders
Pace 6:44/km

Track Work: 6 X 400
2:15 - 2:20 min. each
2 min. walking rest inbetween

#1 - 2:20 Pace 5:49/km
#2 - 2:23 Pace 5:58/km
#3 - 2:13 Pace 5:33/km
#4 - 2:25 Pace 6:03/km
#5 - 2:20 Pace 5:50/km
#6 - 2:16 Pace 5:41/km
#7 - 2:21 Pace 5:54/km

Cool down: 1.19K @8:12
Pace 6:54/km

What a fun workout !! I loved it! Track work was everything that I was hoping it would be and more.

But first, sorry for the delay in posting. I am sitting at my computer now while it rains so I am "forced" inside from my garden/yardwork to get this done. :) I am not complaining as it sounds like it will be a very hot and humid summer, which will keep me indoors when it happens. :( I have been getting my workouts done; just not the posting/recording, but now is the time for get on top of it ...

My training book did not stipulate any sort of rest time between intervals so I was unsure of what to do. My Garmin, however, suggests either "1 or 2 minute" options and a custom option so I decided to choose the two minute one. I then walked the whole the time and drank water before starting my next interval.

I ran into a few issues trying to figure out how to use my Garmin for this kind of workout. I thought I had this figured out before going to the track, but it took my two rounds before I figured out how to reconfigure my display windows in such a way for me to keep track. However, my workout seemed to end one lap shy of goal, but I knew I would not be able to check this out until I arrived home do I did a "7th" lap for good measure to ensure I had completed my workout accurately. :)

And I must say ... I love love love running sub-6:00 min/km !! Wow !! The whole time I was doing this workout, I kept thinking about my decision to postpone training for a marathon this fall ... how I chose to concentrate on improving my speed and fitness instead this year, and how it was DEFINITELY the right decision for me !! Noooooo question about it! I want this experience in my journey to that marathon destination so Niagara Falls sub-2:30 (2:15?) goal this October ... here I come !!! :) :)

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