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Workout 08-15

Thursday, August 15th, 2019


This is called the Michigan, so named because it is a staple workout done by the University of Michigan. It is a little complicated.

1200 @ 10k pace

2-3 min jog rest to the start of a mostly grassy mile

1 Mile @ LT over hills and fields, this is by feel and should be comfortably uncomfortable you will return to the track

2-3 min jog rest

800 @ 5k pace

2-3 min jog rest

1 Mile @ LT (grassy)

2-3 min jog rest

400 @ as fast as you can

We’ll map out a reasonable loop for the mile @LT during our warm up.

(FYI there are other versions that start with a longer first interval 1600, 1200, 800, 400 etc)

Summary (2 min easy walk jog between each)

1600 @ 10K -Start here if you want a challenge and are running at least 45 miles a week

1 mile @ LT (grass)

1200 @ 10K – everyone else start here

1 mile @ LT (grass)

800 @ 5k

1 mile @ LT (grass)

400 @ all out


Workout 08-08

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

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

400, 600 @5k

800, 1200 @10k

200 rest between everything.

Workout 08-01

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

It is hot tonight so this is intentionally somewhat easier than we would do if conditions were ideal.

4X800 @ 10k

4X400 @ 5k

200 rest between everything

Workout 07-18

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

We’re fortunate to have a cool night for a change, so lets do some tempo.

2 X 1600 @ LT

2 X 1200 @ LT -2-3

1 X 800 @ LT -4-6

100 or 1 min rest between everything.

Workout 07-11

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Tonight we’ll head into the woods for some fartleks, same starting location at Stoneham High track

3 x (3 min, 2 min, 1 min) equal time rest after each interval.

3 min – 10k effort

2 min – 5k effort

1 min – mile/3k effort

Workout 06-27 New start location

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

Tonight we’ll head to the woods, but we’ll be leaving from Jerry Jingle park (The parking lot next to Grimsby’s)

1 Lynn Fells Pkwy, Stoneham, MA 02180

Where we’ll run slowley together up to the MWRA reservoir and do loops of it.

3-6 reservoir Loops at Tempo pace (a little faster than 1/2 marathon pace).  90 second walk jog in between.

If you’re unfamiliar with Tempo pace think comfortably uncomfortable.  Faster than easy, not so hard you’re grabbing your knees after a loop.

It is just slightly less than a mile around the pond, bring a water bottle you can run with up to the reservoir

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