Tuesday, April 21, 2009
'Finding my bearings' Speedwork
Today I did my first actual speed workout since last November. It was good, but I definitely lost some of my ability to throw down. On the schedule: 1.50 miles warm up 3x800 @ 4:11 w/400m jog recovery 1.50 miles cool down What actually transpired: Mile 1.48: 9:44 av.pace (163 bpm) plyometrics: 6:49min 800m: 4:02 (183 bpm) way too fast RI: 2:04* 800m: 4:17 (182bpm) obviously RI: 1:57 800m:4:16 (180bpm) RI: 1:12 Mile 1.5: 10:15 av. pace (179 bpm) * I did not pace myself correctly for the first interval therefore, jogging the 400 meters for recovery wasn't going to do it for me. I opted for a walking rest. Next time I will not be so kind to myself! Overall I felt out of shape, but am confident I'll be able to get it together for the next workout. The plyometrics were great. I miss doing those. I used to do these religiously once a week, sometimes twice. I need to work that back in. Also, I did some pushups, planks, and leg lifts for good mesaure. Again, used to do a good core routine after speedowork. Gotta get back into that.