Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Well....Where Have We Been?

We've been around....not running as much as we should.....but getting back into it surely. So let's not talk about what we haven't been doing...but what we did get done.

Yesterday we had a V02 Max workout. This was the first one that we would have done since we missed the first one in the training cycle. So it was 8 miles with 5x600m @ 5K pace with 90s jogging recovery. We ran down to the track on Chicago & Lakeshore drive which is just about 4 miles and then started in on the repeats. For a 3:40 marathon, a 5K pace is 7:16, so doing some math found that the repeats should be done at about 2:43. Our repeats were as follows : 2:32, 2:40, 2:42, 2:42, & 2:37. The 90 second break in between wasn't quite enough so we probably were taking around 2 minutes instead. It was 90 degrees out and it was our first real run back so whatever. We had about 1.8 miles to finish after the repeats and so ran back towards home. This had the sun directly in our eyes and our clothes were soaked through so this was probably a lot slower than it should have been...but whatever, we got stuck at lights and what not. We stopped at the CVS on Chicago/Milwaukee for some Gatorade and jumped on an empty #66 bus home.

So, all in all it was ok. Not perfect, but got though all of it and didn't give up on the repeats even though a big part of me wanted to.

Tonight is an 11 mile run. The goal is just to get through all the runs this week.


Thomas said...

Nice workout, well done.

Anonymous said...

Best of luck with keeping up with the schedule.

Firefly's Running said...

Nice job on the VO2 workout. Good luck on the 11 mile run.