Every Tuesday, I meet my Fleet Feet Speed Session group on the track. I love this group because it’s another excuse to run with friends! And…just in one year of track workouts, I’ve seen some good improvements.
Here’s today’s workout:
4 mile warmup/ drills
9×800’s w/ 400m recovery jog
My goal time was 3:26. My actual splits were: 3:29, 3:28, 3:26, 3:26, 3:25, 3:26, 3:25, 3:25, 3:16 (I obviously like to give it my all on the last one!!)
800 repeats are always a tough workout. My friend Corrie calls it the devil’s distance! Because this workout can be overwhelming, it’s important to break it up by 100’s. I always take a post-it with my splits to the track. How do you eat an elephant…one bite at a time. I just happened to wear my favorite elephant earrings (I’m a dork)!
Do you do regular speed workouts…track, tempo? What works best for you?