Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Track Workout 800's
There was a light rain with no wind and it was relatively warm making it perfect shorts weather. My goal was to run them about 3:35 with the eventual goal in the next 16 weeks to run 10 x 800's at 3:35 to predict my next marathon. I ran them in 3:34, 3:32, 3:29, 3:31, 3:27, 3:31, 3:30 and the final one at 3:26 and I felt good. Next time we do 800's I'll add the extra 2 and see how that goes. Having someone to run these 800's with me made a big difference.
This workout gave me confidence because I was able to do the workout and felt good even at the end. I felt like I could have run the 2 more. Monday starts my marathon training for Boston (although I'm on vacation in Disneyland) and if I build up my long runs and keep running strong 800's, I will be well trained for April. When I trained for my last marathon in February 2010, I was towards the end of the training cycle when I was able to run the 800's strong and it was at a slightly slower pace.
Happy Holidays and Happy Running!