Thursday, February 18, 2010

8 x Mile

Objective: 8 x mile @ 5:10

Recovery: 400 meter jog

Keenyans: Me, Andy, Mark, BoJo, Greg, James


5:01 / 5:06 / 5:01 / 5:04 / 5:03 / 4:59 / 4:56 / -----

Overview: This was a huge workout for me. I have never done that much volume in a workout. It was awesome! The first two efforts for me were the most uncomfortable. Once I found my stride it seemed to be pretty smooth sailing. Mark and I went stride for stride with Andy just a few ticks behind. I missed the last effort due to my untimely afternoon routine. I can't figure out how to eliminate this problem. Luckily Andy's work is right next to our "track" and there was no embarrassing situation. I wish I could have finished with the guys. I think it is important to mention James' workout. He did a 6 x mile session at around 6:05 - 6:10 pace. This is significant because just a few weeks ago he did an 800 workout with half the volume at 3:05-3:10 pace. That is very impressive to me. Good luck to the guys racing this weekend. Until next time.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Justin. Running with you guys has really made a huge improvement in my running. Plus it's been a lot of fun. I really appreciate how welcoming and encouraging you all have been. I used to make the joke "The older I get, the faster I used to be." But now, the older I'm getting, the faster I'm becoming. Thanks.