Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Speed Workout and a Dip in the Pool...

Justin, Lisa and I ran over to the F&M track yesterday over lunch to do a speed workout (my dumb idea). Justin and I did 400s and Lisa did a bleacher workout. So, we jogged 1.5 miles to the track and a half mile around the track as warm up. Then, we did 4 400s with 400 jog between each (for a total of 2 miles). They went pretty well. Actually, they were right around (or a little lower) the last time I was doing 400s. That's awesome, because I haven't been doing any speedwork at all.

400 #1- 1:31
400 #2- 1:33
400 #3- 1:28
400 #4- 1:28

I'd like to do these every other week and add a 400 each time until I get to about 8-10 of them. We'll see how wooped the triathlon training makes me though. That will probably have some bearing on whether I keep this up.

And, I got to the pool this morning and did another workout. 100, 300, 100, 300. I'm really getting close to the 500 yards that I'll be swimming in the tri. I think next week might be 350...

4 comments:

Andrew is getting fit said...

I wish I had a track near where I lived!

Eric Gervase said...

Ummm... I wish I had an ocean near me. I think you're winning this one. :)

kchealy said...

Good times on those track repeats. How great that you've managed not to lose anything even though you haven't done speedwork lately. Maybe the swimming is somehow paying off?

Eric Gervase said...

Yeah... might be. I definitely think the cross-training has something to do with it. Add to it, I'm a bit lighter and have been running consistently for another 6-8 months... and that probably all adds up. I can't wait until I can do 8 400s in a workout and see how fast I'll be then.