Posted: 22/07/2016 at 16:40
Good chat on the speed / endurance topic
Nice 400s SG.
So, hit the track (yes, an actual f***ing track!) this morning and knocked out 4x 500m. I did it off 4 mins recovery but just checked back and realised it should have been off 5 mins. Oh well.
It's a bit arbitrary for me at the moment, but race calculators give me 2:17-18 for 800m, which I don't think I'd be capable of at the moment!! Maybe low 2:2x at a stretch!
Anyway, used 2:18 as the target for 800m pace just for shits and giggles, which gives a 500m of about 1:27-8. Turns out that was a bit ambitious, but with the backdrop of 1 min less recovery than I should have per rep, maybe I would have fared slightly better...!!
That first rep felt pretty much flat out, not sure how I'd have held up trying to run another 300m at the end... All good fun though. I was sharing the track with a bunch of guys doing circuit training in the sun - that looked much harder than running!
6.45 miles at lunchtime at 8:00 pace. All good