Thursday, April 18, 2013
Last night, I did my first set of Yasso 800s, and it went really well. Mom told me she thought my 400s were too fast and that my 800s were too slow. I think my 400s were just right, but I agree that the 800s were slow.
The idea is to take your marathon goal time in HH:MM and run 800m in that same time MM:SS. I figured at 12 min/mile, my marathon time would be 5:14, so that's what I planned to run my Yassos in. I did the treadmill, which I had the option of 10:40 or 10:20 min/mile, so I did the 10:20, which means my 800s were actually 5:10. This worked for me, and I did 5 sets. I didn't feel too winded and I wasn't struggling, so I think Mom was right and I need to speed it up. I hate to increase speed and distance at the same time, but I think I will try 800 x 6 @ 5:00 next time and see how it feels. I can adjust as needed.
All in all, including the walking, I did 4.5 miles in 56 minutes.
I forgot to post this for my 400 repeats, but I did 3 miles in 31 minutes.
I have the Hard Charge obstacle course race on Saturday, so tonight I will take it easy and walk 2 miles. Tomorrow I'm pretty busy so I might take a total rest day before the race.
Happy Running! (Or whatever form of exercise you do!)