Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Intervals

Tuesday 10.0 miles/1:28:10/8:49 average pace

I was supposed to run 5 x 600 meters (total of 3000 meters) with 90 seconds recovery. But without the use of a track, I just did 4 1/2 mile repeats (for a total of about 3200 meters) and let myself do 1/4 mile recoveries since the intervals were a bit longer. Based on the recent interval workouts, my goal for the 1/2 mile repeats was about 3:30 (7:00 pace)

3.75 miles warm up 34:09 (9:06 average pace)

Interval I 3:26 (6:52 pace).... recovery 2:19 (9:16 pace)

Interval II 3:33 (7:06 pace).... recovery 2:41 (10:44 pace)

Interval III 3:31 (7:02 pace).... recovery 2:56 (11:44 pace)

Interval IV 3:29 (6:58 pace).... recovery 2:27 (9:48 pace)

3.25 miles cool down 29:35 (9:06 average pace)


I'm really glad I got this done, I was not looking forward to it. I'm just not really feelin it this week. Hmmph. Oh well, I guess it's best to conserve my enthusiasm till closer to the race. :)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Saw your blog from reading Chelle's in NYC. I would say you went as hard as you would want to with an interval workout during your taper for the marathon. I haven't read all the way through your blog. Is this your first marathon? Any goals?

Later...

Anonymous said...

awesome job on those intervals, right on pace.

Jen said...

Thanks Michele!

Chad, thanks for the input. :) This will actually be my third marathon. My goal is the boston qualifing time, 3:40. My previous marathon times were 3:55 (Nike Marathon in San Francisco Oct. '05) and 3:45 (Avenue of the Giants last May).