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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Here's a link to my runningahead calendar in case you want the big picture.
It shows what I've done and my future running plans. Planned workouts are in boxes. If you mouse over the entry you can see notes I've added.

I ran in the morning. Plan was 1 mile easy and the 2(1 mile, 1k, 800m, 400m) 10k to 1500m pace, 400m rest interval, 1 mile easy, 8x10sec hill sprints.

Went well. Used galloway intervals on the 1 mile, 1k, 800m and of course the easy miles.

I'm kind of playing with what my 10k to 1500m paces really are. The most aggressive numbers would be based on my recent 5k, but with a fake finish time. Because it was a congested Turkey Trot my Garmin pace is faster than my actual pace --and of course my Garmin measure a longer distance. Since I train using Garmin time it make some since to use those numbers for my training. Then my 10k pace is 8:36 and my 1 mile is 7:25. Now I had not actually looked at these numbers before my run and what I ran was.

1 mile 8:44, 8:43 1min run/15 sec walk
1k 8:23, 8:26 1 min run/ 10 sec walk
800m 8:08,8:12 1 min run/10 sec walk
400 m 7:37, 7:40 straight running.

There was a 400 m rest between each interval

These are slower than that most aggressive target. The week before was tough. Also it was cold and windy. Temp of 25 windchill of 15. Not sure how that plays into your mind, but I got quite cold on those rest intervals.

In the evening I went to rowing practice. We have a new coach and he announces that we are going to do a lactate threshold workout. I'm thinking oh great, that's we usually do longer slower pieces on Monday. So we do it as a relay. One person erged (indoor rowed) 500m then we had 30 seconds to switch rowers and then the other person rowed 500m. Rest interval was 1 min + what ever our teammate took to erg their 500m. My team mate was a guy and faster than me. I ended up with about 2:50 for my rest. My times for the 200's where 2:01.5, 2:00.7, 2:06.5,2:07.5. Should has done the first two a bit slower, but I did not quite fly and die, my last 500 I did hold a 2:00 for my finish, somewhere near that last 100m.

We then do a core workout.

Still not sure what the best way to deal with at least 4 running sessions a week and the 4 rowing. I'm experimenting. Today, Tuesday Dec 11 is a rest day.
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    You are truly amazing and an inspiration
    1958 days ago
  • RG_DFW
    1958 days ago
    You can probably continue to do both if you keep your total running mileage down (you seem to be mostly in the 30 miles per week range at the moment). I'm not sure that's the right trade off, but I'm definitely no expert. I had read that 40-50 miles a week is the minimum for a competitive marathon, so that's what I tried to do (and actually did except for cut back weeks). I made the most noticeable improvements in stamina in this last cycle of any training cycle I've done. It's hard to know what the actual source of that was, being an experiment of one with no control. But I really think the two biggest factors were the consistently higher weekly miles and the progressive long run. To maintain that mileage, I definitely needed total days off.

    One of the things I'm experimenting with by doing the low heart rate runs is to see if I can run 6 days a week. And then work my way up to higher volume before starting the next training cycle after Donna.
    1959 days ago
    makes me tired to read this! and i guess i'm glad it was just 32 here.
    1959 days ago
    Whew...that is cold!! Nice workout!

    1959 days ago
    Fly and die.... I think I do this on my Magic Miles....

    Great progressive run!
    Do you have rest intervals between the mile and 1 k etc or do you just continue into the faster pace?
    1959 days ago
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