Tuesday, January 16, 2007

7x 1000 Workout

Myers Field, Alumni Field as the sight of a digger a torn up track broke my heart; this sent me to Maynard, a mere four miles away.

Weakness Identified? Do I know when to quit? I set out to do 7x 1000s at a 5:20 pace. I quickly realized after the first two, fastest being 5:38 that something was off. As runners of track workouts say, “a wheel fell off” on the fourth interval. I slowed to a walk and then continued.

The mind took over saying “you’ll never finish the Boston Marathon fast unless you suck it up”. Four through seven ended being around 5:49. Only saving grace is that these will count toward the weekly miles at MP or faster.



7x 2000






16-Jan-07


HR Finish

1 Minute

1

400

85





400

85





200

42

3.32

161

113







2

400

82





400

85





200

43

3.30

164

130







3

400

82





400

86





200

42

3.30

167

126







4

400

82





400

85





200

42

3.37

164

123







5

400

83





400

89





200

43

3.37

164

125







6

400

84





400

88





200

43

3.35

169

126







7

400

85





400

89





200

42

3.37

168

128

Possible causes of slower pace:

  1. Twice as long warm-up, from 29 minutes to 59 minutes.
  2. Windier track, wind was N, NW at 12-13 mph
  3. Colder temperature, negative gradient day, falling from 36 to 28 degrees.
  4. Only water, skipped using Gatorade Endurance
  5. Carry over fatigue from last week?
  6. I dread this interval distance.

5 comments:

  1. Bummer the times were a bit off. You'll get'em next time.

    Go Patriots!

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  2. There has got to be a mental payoff for finishing the workouts that don't go as planned.

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  3. This looks a lot like my Thanksgiving 5x1000 workout (which did put the fear into me about training for Boston). I feel your pain. At least you had a stiff wind to blame.

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  4. Although you didn’t hit your goal pace the workout looks solid, you did good. Just be sure that you allow your body to absorb this workout and the other training you’ve been doing… rest and recovery.

    Things will come around.

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  5. thx for the comments. . . some w\o's just need to lie where they are and you move on, maybe I'll get this one next time

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