Thursday, April 15, 2010

Thursday Speed Workout (600/1200s)

The plan today was to do the standard one mile warm up, then run 3 x 600/1200 meter repeats. I had to run the 600 meters at 20 seconds per mile faster than 5K pace, then slow down to 5K pace for 1200 meters.

This workout was done on the treadmill because I had to get my daughter to ballet practice. It was a challenging workout. The 600 meter pace was run at 9 mph (6:40/mile) the 1200 meter was at 8.5 mph (7:03/mile). I think the 600 meter run was a tease to get me used to the surges that a 5K run may require out of my pace comfort zone in order to achieve my goal time. The 1200 meter portion is intended to teach me to recover at the pace I want to run at. It is funny how a quick pace can be recovered from at a pace only 20 seconds per mile slower.

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