Thursday I did some of the best speed work I have ever done. It was also some of the shortest. This week I had easy runs planned all week but when my husband asked if I wanted to go to the track with him for some speed I couldn’t pass up the opportunity :). We decided to take the girls and all get some running in.
He has been trying to get me to work on shorter speed repeats and I keep saying sure, but keep not doing it.
My speed usually consists of mile repeats or 2 mile repeats. Once in a while I will do 800’s, but that is about as short of a distance as I go.
We decided to do 8 x 100, 4 X 200, 4 x 400. 2 total speed miles….how hard can that be right?
Turns out it was REALLY hard and I am more sore than I have been in a while. I also ran all 2 of my fastest 400’s and my other 2 were close. I honestly could not believe the time when I saw it…I was thinking it was going to be at least 5 seconds slower.
The 100’s were: (20, 19, 20, 18, 20, 19, 20, 17) with a 100 jog in between
The 200’s were: (38, 41, 41, 39) with a 200 jog in between
I honestly don’t really know if this is good for me in these distances or not. I do know that I am more of an endurance athlete and short speed is not something I do much of at all.
The 400’s were: (1:25, 1:28, 1:26, 1:26) with a 400 walk/jog in between
I have never run 100’s or 200’s before so I had no time goal for them…just go as fast as I can. A 1:25 is one of the fastest 400’s I have ever done and that was after having already done my 100’s and 200’s.
Friday I had no trouble keeping a nice and easy 8:22 pace for 8 miles :). My legs were definitely still feeling Thursday!
Hope you are having a great weekend!!!!
Do you ever do short speed repeats?