Archive for August, 2018

Workout 08-23

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

4-7 x 1200 @ LT pace 100 meters or about 1 min rest between

For those of you who have not done a LT paced workout, the pace should be about the pace you could maintain for a 1 hour race, some people describe it as comfortably uncomfortable.  You can also calculate it by taking your current 5k pace and adding 8 seconds per 400 to it.  It is important to not go too fast in the first one, as the rest is very short.

Some of us raced last night, and it is okay (depending on your fitness) to do a workout the day after a hard effort like that, but the two should be dissimilar efforts.  Last night, we were doing about 5k effort or a VO2 type workout, so following that with an LT workout is preferable to another VO2 type effort.  You may need to take a very easy Friday or off if your doing hard efforts back to back like this.  It is also okay to reduce the volume and or pace of this workout given the fatigue you may have from the race.

Target about 10% of your weekly mileage

30 MPW = 4

40 MPW = 5-6

50 MPW = 6-7

Workout 08-16

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

It’s hot so we’ll do a repetition workout. Fast with lots of recovery

4X400 @ Mile 400 rest

8X200 @ Mile 200 rest

Full recovery between each

Workout 08-09

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

I save this one for the hottest days.

5X400 @ 5k

5X300 @ 3k

5X200 @ mile

5X100 @ whatever

200 rest between everything except 100s

If you do 25 miles a week or less, or have a hard time in the heat, you can switch to 4X everything.

Workout 08-02

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

Its going to be hot, so we’ll retreat to the woods for some Fartleks on trails.

3 X (3min, 2min, 1min) equal time recovery.

Pace is by feel, but figure 10kish effort for 3min 5k for 2min and faster than 5k for 1 min.  Start the first few slower than you think you should, you can always go faster.

BTW since I have an overnight race Fri/Sat.  I’ll be running, but hanging near the back.