A Simple Running Log

November 27, 2012

Training for 11/27/12

Filed under: Uncategorized — aschmid3 @ 6:51 pm

This morning, I had a track workout on the schedule, six 800-meter repeats at 10K pace. But I really didn’t feel like driving all the way to the track, running 30 laps around it and then driving back home, so I did the workout on the road.

Since I don’t have a GPS watch to measure out 800-meter repeats, I figured 10K pace was about 3:30 per repeat, and I’d just run hard for 3:30, six times, with a recovery jog between each repeat.

I’d expected to run about 7.5 miles at the track, so I set out on my 7.2-mile loop. It was a chilly, gray morning, with rain off and on, so I wore my rain running jacket over a long-sleeved shirt and short-sleeved shirt, with capri tights, and a hat to keep the rain out of my eyes.

I did a warm up mile and then ran the first 3:30 repeat. I think I ended it about a half-mile later, which would be about 800 meters.

I jogged for 2:15 — a 9:00/mile pace for a single lap around the track — and then ran the second 3:30 repeat. I kept doing that until I’d run all six repeats, which, including recoveries, brought my watch’s timer to 32:15 after the final repeat.

I just checked on an online mapping site how far I actually ran to get in all six repeats and recoveries. It was about 4.4 miles in 32:15, an overall average pace of 7:19/mile. I was running a little bit faster than intended, but I got pretty close for not having a GPS watch.

I had a little less than two miles to run home at an easy pace for a cool down, finishing off the entire 7.2 -mile loop.

I was soaked when I got home. It hadn’t rained very hard, but I’d definitely worn too many layers on top, and I’d gotten pretty sweaty because of it. Oh well. I’d much rather be too warm than too cold.

I hung up all my soaked clothes to dry, and then I did some stretching to finish up.

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