Saturday, December 13, 2008

Track Workout


Hit the track today for some speed work and had some pretty decent 400m times for me :

1:41.5
1:39.7
1:33.3
1:31.4
1:35.6
1:32.2
1:31.9
1:29.9
1:29.4

The only bad news was that it was 22 degrees out !

9 comments:

  1. Wow, so awesome that you do speed work when it is 22 degrees out. I tend to stick to the treadmill in the winter, but I only have a half-marathon under my belt.

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  2. Good for you, getting in the speedwork!! I get tooooooooo dizzy on the track!

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  3. 22 degrees? Yikes!! Nice work!

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  4. Man, you are FAST!!! Now hold it for another 99 miles:)

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  5. Nice work, Tony! I hit the track for the first time in ages on Tuesday. :-)

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  6. hi, i've thought of getting into ultras sometime in 2009. what's the benefit of doing speedwork when training for such a long distance? the shortest intervals i have in my current marathon training program (Pfitz 12/55) are 600m repeats. just curious :)

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  7. Hi Sara. Well, as a starter, I still do run marathons and am always looking to better my times, so, the speed work is key.

    Now, with the ultra distances, I think that there are differing opinions on speed work. However, I do think that speed work will help to increase speed, even over the longer distances (such as 50s and 100s). There are, of course, several factors that can lead to faster times in ultra events, and one of them is to run faster. Sure, you can run an ultra by just moving through it with the goal of finishing, but if you want to better your times, I believe that speed is the key.

    Take a look at Kevin Sayers' site, UltRunr. There is a discussion on speed work that can be found here : http://www.ultrunr.com/speed.html

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  8. I like how Rocky is getting your butt in gear. Love it. I know you talked about just taking it easy for the holidays but now with Rocky in the picture you are crankin. I'm dropping down on the mileage and speed right now to rest up but I'll turn it back on again in the New Year. I'll be ready for you come February.

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