Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Stepping Down

More speedwork today. I got a bit of a late start getting to the track this morning. The kids were out for there workout by the time I finished my warm-up mile. The coach was kind enough to give me the inside lane so we weren't in each other's way.

Today was a 'step-down' workout. I ran intervals that decreased in distance but increased in pace as the workout went on. At first, these workouts don't seem too tough, but sprinting the last couple of intervals is harding than you'd think because the longer, slower intervals have taken a toll on your legs. I was definitely beat by the last two intervals.
Goal For The Day: Speedwork
Distance: 5.00 Miles.
Time: 2 x 1200m (4:15, 4:17), 2 x 800m (2:44, 2:47), 2 x 400m (1:13, 1:16)
Route: Eureka H.S. Track
Conditions: 73 degrees. 7:45AM.

Notes: 1 Mile warm-up and 1 Mile cool-down. Goals were: 1200's in 4:20, 800's in 2:45, 400's in 1:10. The 400m goal might have been a bit ambitious. I didn't have much left by the last one. I ran the first two intervals too fast and the last three a little too slow. Not exactly how it's supposed to be done, but a good workout.

Daily Miles: 5.00 Miles.
Blog Totals:
  Run - 49.89 Miles.
  Bike - 30.11 Miles.
  Swim - 2,700 meters.

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