Tuesday, October 28, 2008

What Speed Work?

With races the last two weekends, it has been a couple of weeks since I hit the track. But after Saturday's 25:18 5K, it seems like it wouldn't be completely out of the reach to break 25:00 at the Turkey Run 5K in November. And I think a little bit of speed work might be in order.

So tonight, it's back to the track. I'm going to leave work a little early (let's be honest, I haven't really been working that hard today anyway) and get some 800's in. For most of August and September, I was doing a really simple workout - run 1.3 miles from the office to the track, do 4x800 (with 400 rest intervals), and then run back to the office. I walked my rest intervals. I'm thinking maybe I should step it up a little. So I might add another 800, and try to jog instead of walk for my rest intervals. I'm worried about my workout taking too long, so I thought about driving to the track and doing a warm up there, but I really love my runs down the Main Street of our little metropolis here. All my friends honk at me as they're leaving work, which is like having built-in cheerleaders!

Also, figured I should get around to posting last week's training recap before I get too far behind:
  • Sunday, Oct. 19th- 4.5 miles
  • Monday, Oct. 20th - 3 miles (a.m.), 3 miles (p.m.)
  • Tuesday, Oct. 21st - 5 miles
  • Wednesday, Oct. 22nd - 2 miles
  • Thursday, Oct. 23rd - 3 miles
  • Friday, Oct. 24th - 3 miles
  • Saturday, Oct. 25th - 5K race

Total weekly miles: 26.6


I Run for Fun said...

You look like you are all set to break 25:00. Good luck! Way to go on stepping it up.

Anonymous said...

Nice job on last weeks workouts. All the speed work will help bring your times down. I think it is pretty cool that you can run from work to the track.

Marcy said...

You're sooo close to breaking 25! Keep up the speedwok and I'm SURE you'll do it! ;D

Marlene said...

You're running every day?! Wow!

I wish I had a track nearby...I don't know of any but would like to try a track workout one of these days.

I think you're gonna kill the 5K!

Marci said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! You can totally break 25 minutes. I did Yasso 800's this summer and they seemed to help alot.