I’ve been waiting since the beginning of April, when I added speedwork to training, for the timing of my training schedule to work so that I could use the high school track for speedwork. Up until now I’ve been using my regular running routes and adding the speedwork by running fartleks using landmarks for my start and stop. A little too ambiguous for me. I prefer the structure of a track.
Finally last week the track was available!! Chad and I went with a plan to run a 2-mile warm up and, starting easy, run 6- 100s. I never thought I would say this but I loved the speedwork! And running it with Chad made it even more fun.
1– 100 6:49
2– 100 6:19
3– 100 6:48
4– 100 6:49
5– 100 7:23
6– 100 6:07
I was so caught off guard with actually having access to the track I forgot to think about a specific goal pace for each 100. My original intention was to use the McMillan Running Pace Calculator. After checking the pace calculator I found out I ran the 100s too fast and getting an email from my coach, Christine only confirmed that. The strides were a faster pace that felt “controlled” and that was my goal.
I still have a lot to learn. Next time?
- a goal pace based on the McMillan Calculator and my 5k pace
- a little longer than 100s
- get more info regarding how long the rest interval in between strides should be
What is on your schedule this week? Running? Strength training? Speedwork?