Yasso 800’s

Tonight I completed my first set of Yasso 800’s as I continue to train for the Philadelphia Marathon.

For those of you who are not familiar with this concept, it involves running hard for 800 m followed by a 400 m jog before you start your next 800. The average of your times in the 800’s is said to be an indication of how fast you could be able to run a marathon.

Tonight’s workout involved 8 Yasso 800’s. The average time for my 800’s was 3:04. Given that I need 3:10 plus a bit of a buffer to qualify for Boston I would be thrilled if I could run a 3:04 in Philadelphia.

Here’s a look at my workout with the split times…



Have you tried Yasso 800’s in your training?

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