Saturday, July 9, 2011

Clarence DeMar Tempo

Objective : Start easy and build into a comfortably hard pace

Recovery : 3 miles w/ Dad on the track

Result :

5:41 / 5:29 / 5:01 / 5:07 / 5:07 / 5:04 / 5:08 / 4:57

Overview : I love doing this workout. It can be done a lot of different ways. The first part of the course is basically gradually down hill, so you can turn it over. There are a couple of bumps but they can be fun to attack. I have a history of ruining this run by going to hard. I get excited and can't help myself. That is why I committed to no warmup and used the first part to deliberately go easier. I sort of accomplished that this time but still went a little too fast. I wanted to go farther at 5:15 pace but again, I have too much fun running by the seat of my half splits. I felt things falling apart at mile seven and decided to stop at eight and give it a final push. I hope to get some comrades out for this to keep it more formal (Josh). Anyway I think it was successful and look forward to the next one.

1 comment:

  1. I still remember that 16 mile DeMar tempo you did a while back. Nice.