Sunday, December 7, 2008

Another track day - with photos

Between the last two training programs I've worked through - both from the same place - there has been a whole order of magnitude of difficulty. The 45 minute 10K program seemed easy, and I was confident all the way through it. The 40 minute 10K plan, which I slightly modified to try for a 20 minute 5K, has been TOUGH. Today had me looking at 10 x 400 at 84 seconds per 400. Uh, fast? Turned out I only really got one at that speed; most of them were around 90 seconds:

1 - 1:27
2 - 1:25
3 - 1:28
4 - 1:31
5 - 1:30
6 - 1:33
7 - 1:33
8 - 1:33
9 - 1:35
10 - 1:33

And I got my heart rate above 170 today, which I don't think I've done since I've been tracking it on this watch.

I love these track intervals, though - they make such a cool graph in Garmin Training Center:

After the workout, I pulled out my camera for a few shots. Here's resting on the side of the football field, rocking the new shoes:

And a sign that we had to run by on every lap:

Nice, huh? This on the same campus where I saw this Apostrophe Catastrophe...


Marcy said...

Yeah you're totally on my Poop List ;-) No snow? No tights? No gloves? I hate NY LOL

Turi Becker said...

Oh, it was cold this morning. 20's to start out. I wore sweats, but not to run in. Gloves, definitely. Nice sunny day, but the high is right around 50.

SnowLeopard said...

It was chilly out, for sure! You almost can't see my hand in that picture either... :)

nwgdc said...

Wow. Yet ANOTHER reason to get a Garmin. Do you have the ability to pause between repeats, or do you just let the garmin keep going during your recoveries?

Turi Becker said...

I don't know if there's a way to pause - I just let it run for the rest period, too. If you look at that first graphic, the chart, you'll see every other lap is a rest period of about 60 seconds.