Friday, June 27, 2014
Rethinking Track Workouts
Went to the 6:45 running group meetup this morning for the first time in ages. Only one taker, speedy G__ who was headed to the track. I agreed to run him to Red Hook, with a plan to continue my slow run from there. Got to the track, and thought, well, what the heck, why not run one 440?? Instead of my usual approach to 4x440 -- run like a madman and suffer at the end -- an approach that usually produces 90 second or slightly faster laps, and the desire to throw up. I decided to do what everyone always says you're supposed to do -- run at your aspirational 5K pace. That produces a 105 second lap (7 minute pace). That was hard, but not uncomfortable. I did 3. Felt like I could have done more, resumed my slow run home along he waterfront, and called it a day. This was another good workout on the crawl back to running health. Knock on wood . . . Tomorrow is another bike day, and then with any luck a long run!!