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I'll make you laugh, or break my neck trying. This is usually accomplished with daily bouts of swimming, biking and running. A former "chub-a-holic," I got fit and healthy the good old fashioned way and went from a mid-pack athlete to top age group runner and triathlete. I'm a Writer and USAT Level 1 Certified Triathlon Coach. I guess that makes me part Tina Fey and part Jillian Michaels. Visit my coaching site at www.fomotraining.com

Thursday, March 08, 2007

The More Things Change...

...The More They Stay the Same.

400s on the Track:

So, I was looking back at my blog to see if I could find the results of the last time I did this particular workout. It was way back on March 22nd, 2006...Almost a year ago! I laughed out loud when I ready the journal because it was all about my food cravings. Funny enough, a year later I still crave those exact same items and eat them every day. I'm not sure how I would exist in life without Kashi GO LEAN Crunch!

So, here are the comparison results from my 400s on the track workout.

March 22, 2006
Warmup from Runtex to Track 1.66 miles 15:16 (9:11 pace)

Set #1 5 x 400s1:43, 1:41, 1:42, 1:40, 1:43 AVG 1:42
Set #2 5 x 400s1:36, 1:40, 1:36, 1:37, 1:38 AVG 1:37
Set #3 5 x 400s1:34, 1:35, 1:34, 1:35, 1:34 AVG 1:34

March 8, 2007
Warmup from Home to Track--about 1.6 miles

Lined up with Shannon, Sean, Mike, Kelly and others whom I didn't know. The track was very crowded this morning with both Gazelles and Rogue. I know why Gilbert would prefer that I do Mon/Wed, but I'm really enjoying the change right now.

Set #1 5 x 400s 1:44, 1:34, 1:32, 1:36, 1:33 AVG 1.358
Set #2 5 x 400s 1:33, 1:32, 1:32, 1:32, 1:32 AVG 1.322
Set #3 5 x 400s 1:31, 1:33, 1:30, 1:31, 1:28 AVG 1:306

Cool down back Home--about 1.6 miles
Total Workout for Day: 8.5 miles

So, while I'm totally stoked that I ran this workout faster and correctly (each set got faster by 2 sec), I probably started a little too fast since I literally had nothing left in the tank to run another set.

Now...it's time for some KASHI!

1 comment:

Richard said...

So, basically a 16 seconds per mile improvement? Not too shabby, I'd say :)