As a youngster, I would get home from School, get changed and go out to play with my pals.
Now I'm older, I get home from work, get changed and go out to play with my pals, but now I call it training.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Track session

15 days until London Marathon

Thursday - Reps on the track with Milly

1k - 3:35
1k - 3:20
800m - 2:36
800m - 2:34
400m - 1:14
400m - 1:11
400m - 1:10
800m - 2:36
800m - 2:38

The first 1k was merely a warm up because I was late and had only ran one lap easy prior to that. I had worked out that 5:30 per mile was 3:24 per k so that was our target pace. Perhaps too easy a target since we easily beat it.

The 800s were well paced with me and Milly taking turns into the strong headwind on the first bend/back straight.

The 400s were a huge surprise to me. Milly had posed the question what pace to run them at? I suggested 75 - 80 seconds (5:00 to 5:20 per mile). This proved to be a very poor guess indeed. Fantastic!

Tomorrow sees us off on a brisk 16 miler. Saturdays have been sub 7 pace, Tuesdays have been sub 6:15 pace so I have made the executive decision to run tomorrow at 6:30 pace. Fast enough and far enough to be a decent training effort but not so tough that it will take more than a day to get over it.

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