Thursday, February 16, 2012

Speedwork speedwork speedwork

Speedwork- Short, fast intervals with recovery jogs between; increases your leg turnover and maximizes your stamina and race confidence..
Melanie and I decided to put this to the test last night, here...
pretty huh?

I normally am not a "run around in a circle" type of runner. Its almost as mentally challenging as the dreaded treadmill. However when Melanie called me about doing speedwork with her, I jumped at the chance. Especially since we were going to be working out with "Coach" Ali, Melanie's husband. Yeah hes fast, REAL fast, like 17-18 minute 5k fast! 
Sorry Coach Ali for telling you to shut up under my breath like 50 time!

Here is the workout he gave us;
1 mile warm up
2x400 @ 2.25
2x800 @ 4.50
2x400 @ 2.25
1 mile cooldown
Sounds easy right? NOT! I ended up running all 400's do to the fact that I had ran 5 miles yesterday morning. But Melanie rocked the 800's out like a champ. We were under on all of our runs according to Mr.Garmin! we love him:)

So now I feel faster and Olympic ready


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