I’m on vacation the next two weeks. So I’m providing some workouts if you’d like to get together and do the track workouts.
Warm up 15-20 min
6 X 100 strides
3-6 X (1000, 400) (10k, 5k) (rest 200 jog after the 1k, 400 after the 400)
Do 1 set for every 10 miles you run per week.
30 = 3
40 = 4
50 = 5
Cool down 10-15 min.
This next one we don’t do too much of it is called a V02 Max workout, this is done at a faster pace than you’re accustomed to, but with longer rest. The rest should be
about the same time as the time of the interval, so 1/2 the distance at a slow jog works well.
Warm up 15-20 min
6 X 100 strides
3-6 X (800 5k pace (400 rest) 400 3k pace (200 Rest))
Target 8% of your weekly Mileage, one set per 10 miles a week.
It looks like the promised thunderstorms are going to miss us. However as a general rule we’ll run in anything but lightning or hurricane.
It is going to be hot, so we’ll focus on shorter faster intervals where you don’t have time to accumulate too much body temp. In the heat it is not uncommon, to be much slower on your splits. Listen to how your feeling, if it feels like mile/5k pace then the your physiological effort is right regardless of the clock time.
Many people will be doing the 26×1 mile race this Saturday so we don’t want to tire out out, but we do want to turn your legs over a bit to tune you up and lock in your pace. You should all have a very good understanding of your mile race pace at this point.
Normal warm up and strides.
6×200 @ Start at mile race pace, then each two go 1-2 seconds faster.
There is a catch though, you have to have 2 consecutive 200’s at your mile race pace +/- 1 second before you’re allowed to go any faster.
Then more strides
Normal warm down
If you’re not doing the Mile (or another Sat race), more or less the same only we’ll up the volume.
12-16 200’s / start at mile then after each set of 3-4 go faster by 1-2 seconds.
There is no better way to know your true fitness, that to do a race effort.
Great work for everyone on the Mile time trial. Here are the results.
And here are the individual lap split times. This is a good way to know where you need to focus attention, or alter strategy.
Ryan, Chris and Rob could probably pick an overall faster pace, as they clearly had a lot left.
Tom was the only person to run negative splits every lap, so he clearly can run much faster than this.
Lee’s splits were pretty even with the exception of the 3rd lap, so he needs to focus extra hard on the 3rd lap.
Dave started at the suggested pace, but then faded in the 2nd half. We probably need to start him a bit slower, like 1:31-1:32.
Paul needs to stay more controlled on the first lap, other than that his pace was pretty consistent.
Katherine had the most consistent laps of anyone I’ve seen do a mile for the first time. A total of only 2 seconds difference over 4 laps! I think she could probably ratchet the pace down a few seconds a lap, and get under 6:20.
Ginny like Paul went out too fast, but then stayed pretty consistent. If she can reign herself in by about 5 seconds on the first lap, she could probably shave 5-10 seconds off her time.
Now that you’re all milers here is how the pro’s do it. The 1500 meter USA Women’s final from 2011 with one of my favorite runners Morgan Uceny (who btw lives in Boston now)
For those running more than 25 miles a week, and or are experienced competitive runners. Target 10% of your weekly mileage for the interval portion so 3 for people doing 30 miles a week, 5 for people doing 45-50 miles a week.
15-20 minute warm up
4-5 x 1200 @ LT (60 second rest)
2-3 min rest then
1×800 (first 400 @10k pace, second 400 @ 5k pace)
15-20 minute warmdown
For those that run less than 30 miles a week or are brand new to doing track workouts.
We’ll have a smaller group due to many people running lake Winni this weekend.
warm up 15-20 min
2×3 miles @ MP -10 sec per mile. (4-6 min jog rest between)
For this one if you’re doing it at pine banks I’d recommend doing 800 at the track to get the pace down then do a complete lap of the Pine banks, it is almost exactly 2.5 miles. You want to keep the pace as smooth and relaxed as possible.