October 22, 2011
My first try at speedwork.
Today was my first real try at speedwork, specifically Yasso's 800s.
Does Yasso make 400s?
Well, I tried, anyways.
What I ended up doing was a 1/2 mile of jogging, followed by 1/4 mile of jogging, followed by 1/4 mile walking for a total of 3 miles. Despite the walking I still managed a 12:40 pace.
Next week I am going to try and just do the 1/4 miles followed by more jogging (no walking) so as to increase not only my minutes per mile pace but also to increase my cardio endurance.
For the month of November I want to work up to actually getting my speedy work to the full distance. That's essentially what I will spend the month of November doing in regards to speedwork: getting the distance of Yasso's 800s to actually be 800s.
I did enjoy it on some level though. It was refreshing to try something new although working at a track wasn't very interesting.
I'll be sure to update next Saturday about how the speed work goes in comparison to today's.
Created by Elizabeth Dean at 6:59 PM