Thursday, February 16, 2006

Allrounder said: Ewen's session looks hard but seems like you coped? how was your recovery?

I found the session to be interesting,thinking that it would be much harder towards the end than it actually was though still being tough.I have pulled up reasonably well today only a little lethargic.

Tesso said:Its sounds more interesting than doing straight 500m reps. I was wondering about the recovery too. And is the aim to do them all at the same pace?

It is more interesting than standard length intervals it makes you have to concentrate on really trying to get an steady pace even though the workload increases towards the end.This being the aim of these intervals ...to run at a difficult speed but just be able to complete the last leg at that pace.Also the shorter distance in the middle helps to make it more fun.Recoveries are 2mins walking each though one of them blew out to 4 mins!As i only had 1400m of distance marked cycleway (50m between lightpoles) i had to change direction after each leg.

4 comments:

Tesso said...

Thanks for the info. Sure sounds like a great workout, I can see how it would get difficult towards the end.

Lins said...

Thanks for the welcome!

Your training looks awesome! Hard but awesome :)

robtherunner said...

Sounds like an interesting speed work session below. Last week I did a 800m, 400m, 200m, 800m, 400m, 200m with 1/2 the distance rest in between. I did this with a group and we would jog the rest periods in between intervals. Another one is scheduled for tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by. I will try to get back to running tomorrow.

Ewen said...

One reason I prefer walking recoveries for this session rather than slow running is so the legs 'remember' one particular pace and are not 'confused' by doing different types of running in close proximity.

The time spent walking can be reduced once the desired speed is achieved.