Thursday, September 29, 2011

Week 3: part 1

Yes, week 3 is already here and so am I fresh from a workout. I have been exploring around Yahoo Answers for about the past week, and found that there are very interesting answers to the "Running" questions. I asked about by 1600 time, and directed them to this website. One person, took on the question and did their research. They suggested that I spend different training season of about 2-4 weeks to concentrate on different workout techniques. For the past few weeks, you have seen that I've been doing timed runs of 1 mile. I had to come up with another "season" of a particular workouts to "prevent my times from plateauing". And to answer your question, no I will not stop doing my weekly timed 1 mile runs, this will just be side training.

So today, I got home at about 8:15 and apparently it took me until 9:15 to decide that I had too much energy and that I needed to use that into a beneficial workout. Given that there is absolutely no sunlight left, I did what I could. I spent 3 minutes on the elliptical, and decided that I was not getting a sufficent workout. I went outside and ran 5 sets of approx. 250 meter dashes. I would run to the end of my gravel lane, turn around and come back in one set. I ended up running between a 38.5 and a 39.5, but felt very worked at the end of the workout. I will most likely get nothing in tommorow (Friday) due to an away football game (I'm probably going to get home at about 9:00. Schedule is packed tight. Saturday and Sunday are completely free, so I must take advantage of that.

Also, a segment that I'm going to add to this blog is a different topic that you can debate on. I'm not completely sure what the whole plan is (days, format), but I have a general idea. Next week, we will discuss race strategies.

1 comment:

  1. Ah, you know how I feel about Yahoo Answers! Running World has a bunch of great videos and articles about injury prevention and tempo runs that can help improve your speed.
    You also might want to check out the McMillian Running Calculator. It will show you what your splits should look like if you want to hit a target time.
    Keep up the great work, Jacob!