Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Pace Workout

four guys, three halves, tonight
 
light misty drizzle, 60 degrees F
 
got dark early with the cloud cover helping hide the sunset
 
good pace work; my 800's were 3:23, 3:24, 3:21
 
the other three were all in and around those times and within a second or two on each split.
 
nice and consistent
 
 
 
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2 comments:

Jason Womack said...

the other three were all in and around those times and within a second or two on each split

I've always found this to be "the most important part." That is, to keep the pacing consistent! I just added a "long-run" to last week's training. A 10-miler (it was the third leg of a triathlon in Santa Barbara). The most exciting thing? My mile-2 time was just about 15 seconds off from my mile-8 time!

I am inspired to read about your workout here...

Steve Sherlock said...

Jason,
thanks for stopping by and commenting. You are right that pace is critical. I believe all workout strategies should be geared to prepare us to perform at our goal pace for the length of the race. The only difference amongst the workouts would be driven by the length of the race itself. The track/pace workout teaches the body what the pace feels like for shorter distances; the tempo run enables this teaching of pace for sections of a longer run; and the distance run builds strength to manitain the pace. These three components should be in every successful program.

Good luck in your preparations. May the road/trails be kind to you.