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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Repeats ?????

I am following Hal Higdon's 1/2 marathon training to get ready for the Madison Mini Marathon in August.

This is my third week of following the training and I was shocked by my repeat times.

Below is a comparison of the 5 x 400 repeats from week 1 and the 6 x 400 repeats from week 3


WHAT GIVES!!!!  Clearly the majority of my times are slower - but as I am looking at it - my recovery repeats (in general) on the 16th are faster than my recovery repeats on the 2nd.  Maybe I answered my own question - maybe my resting repeats were too fast.  I went back and read the instructions for repeats and the resting repeats are to be walked or jogged.  So I guess I should slow down more during the recovery period.  Who knows - maybe I am not only getting older but slower . . . no matter how hard I fight it.    ;-)


    6/16/10                6/2/10
1 2:07 8:29 2:09 8:38
2 2:39 10:37 2:34 10:18
3 2:18 9:15 2:11 8:47
4 2:35 10:21 2:46 11:08
5 2:14 8:57 2:12 8:50
6 2:42 10:50 2:55 11:41
7 2:21 9:25 2:02 8:12
8 2:39 10:40 2:57 11:52
9 2:29 9:57 2:07 8:31
10 3:41 14:48 3:13 12:55
11 2:15 9:02
12 3:49



On the biking front - I biked 13 miles on Wednesday and 15 miles today and plan a long ride tomorrow or Saturday morning.  I took Friday and part of this afternoon off - so I will have more time for a longer bike ride in the morning.   

Peace and take care out there.  ;-)

1 comment:

  1. I'm sure you answered your own question...slow down more and actually recover during recovery :)

    You are doing great with the biking too...go you!!

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