New Workout

Tonight was a another strong speed workout at the dome. It involved a new workout I had not yet tried.

Looking for something longer that might be more beneficial to marathon training we decided to do 2 km (1.2 miles) repeats. Given that the track is 400 m each repeat involved 5 laps of the track.

We ended up doing 4 repeats for a total of 8 km (5 miles). With times of 8:32, 7:52, 8:16 and 8:04 our average time was around 8:10 which is right were we wanted to be when we started.

What do I think of the workout? I think kit is definitely the toughest of the speed workouts I have done at the track but it felt pretty good to get it done. Whether it will benefit my marathon training remains to be seen but I am willing to try it again.

What has been the toughest speed workout for you?  

2 thoughts on “New Workout”

  1. I haven’t been on a track in a while, but 400 repeats are definitely the hardest. What I learned in a training group one time was 6 400 repeats were a good gauge of how fast you could run a mile — throw out the fastest and slowest, and add the other 4 times together. It was actually very accurate last time I did a mile race.

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