Thursday, April 26, 2012

80 Days - Track Workout In Tri Shoes


Lots of numbers and splits posted above. This morning Tritt joined me at the track to get in some speed work. I mixed up the plan to do more than just Yasso 800's. I followed the training plan that my plan calls for. I have not done any yet this year so I started today and added some 800's at the end.

Goal Times
800 - 3:00
400 - 1:30
200 - :45
100 - :22-:23
Warm up was three laps around the track to get loose and mentally prepare for the workout ahead.

Started off with 4 x 100's with 100 jog in between each one.
My splits for the 100's were :20, :22, :19, :21

Next up was 4 x 200's with 100 jog in between each one
My splits were :43, :44, :42, :41

Next was 4 x 400 and here is when my legs started to get a little tired. We had 200 jog between each one.
My splits were 1:23, 1:23, 1:24, 1:24. I was ahead of pace, but it did not feel like I was going all out.

Last was 4 x 800's
My splits were 2:56, 2:59, 2:53, 2:52. I was under 3:00 for all of them and I was very happy with the results. It is all a mind game and training the mind to handle what the body is capable of. We ended with one lap around the track and called it a day.

7 miles of track workout is plenty for a Thursday morning. I am off right after school to ride outside. I will get this ride in. I will be able to ride outside which I have not done in a few weeks. I look forward to getting back on track with my riding and also my eating. My last weigh in on Tuesday I weighed in at the lowest ever in months dating back to my marathon training. I was closer to my race weight goal of 200 and right where I needed to be, but the last few days have caused me to make poor choices and I am sure I am no longer where I was. I will really have to focus on good food choices because next week when I am in Florida for robotics I am going to have to be super strong and not fall prey to all the junk food that I know will be around me.

Thanks to Tritt for joining me on the track. It is huge to have someone else to run with especially these miserable track workouts. I know the payoff will be worth it.
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