Thursday, April 23, 2009

Track Workout - 2000 repeats

I have so much to update but first will start with last night's track workout.

This was a tough workout and I was really scared of it, but after procrastinating I got to the track and just busted em out. My 2000 times were supposed to be under 8:40 so I wrote the 400 splits on my hand and that really helped me stay on track.

Results are: 8:27, 8:39, 8:38, 8:38.

Finally consistency! Those paces range from 6:40 (for the 8:27) to 6:50 (for the higher end). I would like my 5k pace to drop even lower than those times and I think I can do it. I forgot my HRM so didn't capture that data. So, it was hard but not as hard as I thought it would be. I was fully expecting to have to cut at least one rep short. I'm glad I didn't. I just kept repeating in my head over and over that this would help me become a better/faster/stronger runner. These are the workouts that provide actual results.

I did end up having my same stomach issues, but they came on more gradually than normal. I went to get myself fitted for my bike right after the run (only having about 5 minutes to change) so that didn't help. I think next time after one of these intense workouts that I need to eat some mild carbs or a banana right away so the stomach acid I've generated doesn't seep into the rest of my innards. Gross!

Again, I have a long list of things to update on later:
  • gear! (new shoes, triathlon gear to buy, Garmins)
  • upcoming travel and recommendations for places to run in DC and Lehi, Utah
  • bike fitting
  • push-up challenge
  • recap of training over past month (forecast vs. actual)
Time is short...

PS - thanks for all the nice notes on the race report! I love you guys!


Amy said...

Start stretching. My next blog post (published momentarily) is how I'm still injured. So, even though it sucks, just do it. Cause I didn't and not it really sucks.

Great track workout. Super consistant! Oh, and hilarious picture b4 the race. Ha.

the gazelle said...

yay for consistency! that looks like an awesome workout - although maybe a bit barf-inducing.

Susan said...

Awesome track workout! It's the workouts that hurt (not in the injury-type way) that make you faster! I've never done 2000's before...they sound tough.

Zach said...

Nice work Embo! You just keep burning up that track every time you get on it!

KK said...

Way to go getting it done-nice splits to boot! I am sooooo over having to shuttle myself from one errand/workout to the next with no time in between. Reading about your track workout/bike fitting made me annoyed for you. Hope the bike fitting went well, I just had one too and it has done WONDERS already. Yay, that you're buying tri stuff!

Jess said...

Hi! Just found your blog because you linked to me. Great workout today. Triathletes are brave. ;)

jen said...

Wow, great job on the track workout.

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