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Workout 06-20

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

Since most of us are doing the 26 x 1 mile relay Saturday, we want to do some sharpening, but not fatigue ourselves too much.

8 x 200 @ mile pace 200 rest

Use these to dial in your projected mile pace for Saturday.  Everyone is capable of running 200’s much faster than mile pace, that is not the purpose of these.

We’ll do an extra long extra easy cool down to add some miles to what would be a short day.  Say 30 min or so.

Workout 06-13

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

Mile time trial.

Then 4 X 200.

If you’re new to this please see one of my old posts on the subject.

Mile Racers

Workout 06-06

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

With the 26 x 1 coming up we’ll spend some time at mile pace.

3 X 400 @ Mile

3 X 300 @ Mile

6 X 200 @ Mile

Recovery is equal to the length of the interval or full recovery, you want to be recovered enough to do the next one with complete competence.  This is primarily targeting neuromuscular so you want your form good and tight and if you’re too fatigued between you won’t get the full benifit.

Everyone is capable of running this whole workout faster than mile pace, try not to.  Try to hit your splits right on target.  It is particularly hard to do in the 200s, but do your best.

Workout 05-30

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

400, 600, 800, 1200, 800, 600, 400

400, 600 @5k

800, 1200 @10k

200 rest between everything.

If you have a race on Saturday cut the volume nearly in half and drop the 1200 and last 400

Workout 05-23

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

8-12 x 400 (200 rest)

divide into 4 sets of 2-3 each

1st @ 5k

2nd @ 5k – 2

3rd @ 3k

4th @ 3k -2

Workout 05-16

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

6-12 x 600m @ 5K w/ 200 jog.

Target ~8% of mpw:6-7 for 30, 8-9 for 40, 10-12 for 50

Workout 04-25

Thursday, April 25th, 2019

4 x 800 @ 10k (200 rest)

4 x 400 @ 5k (200 rest)

Workout 10-11

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

This will be the last MRC track workout for the year.

This one I’m calling The Shalane, because it is the workout Shalane Flanagan did 3 days before winning the NYCM last year.  It is not particularly difficult, but if you have a Marathon coming up this will give you just a little zip.

 

4 X 400 @ 10k pace (100 rest)

1 X 3200 @ (1/2 Marathon to Marathon pace) (200 rest at least)

4 X 200 @ whatever you feel like (200 rest)

 

 

Workout 09/13

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

2X1600@LT

2X1200@LT -2-3 sec per 400

1×800@LT -4-6 sec per 400

100 rest 60 seconds between everything.

Going to get dark, might need a headlamp

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