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Thursday, June 5, 2008

Hot and Steady: Short Workout on a Warm Day

15 minutes warmup vf
6x100
3x200 f (100)[400]
1x400 first 200 f, 2nd 200 g (400) - 1:32
1x400 first 200 g, 2nd 200 f (400) - 1:23
3x200 (100)
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total: 4.875 miles

87°F
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: SE at 1 mph
Humidity: 57%
course: Wheaton College track

With humidity and heat, and races for almost everyone this weekend (Cosley Run for the Animals for most, and triathlons for others), Jim took a harder workout and slimmed it down.

The 200s were all around :42-44, and the 400s were 1:32 and 1:23. It was strange running them this way -- split in two pieces. First 200 faster, then easier, then vice versa. All felt comfortable, but I still need to run slower, within my race potential. Hopefully, this all will carry through to Saturday.

Saturday's goal is still 22:30, a 7:15 pace. 85°F | 70°F, Chance of storm. How this forecast survives, who knows? Cooler weather is needed. Felt red in the face today and doubt I would have thrived trough a longer workout.

1 comment:

Jill said...

Good luck with the race! I hope the weather isn't too horrible with the heat & humidity.