My schedule for today called for 9 miles with 5 X 600 @ 5k race pace w/ jog 50%- 90% interval time between each rep. Today, I ran these on the road, but I'm thinking I will head to the track next week. I prefer the consistency of the track, and I like to monitor my pace for each 100.
This week begins my short, mesocycle 3 - "Race Preparation". I haven't had any speed work on the schedule in a long time which means.....
it's awkward, it's sloppy, and it most definitely choppy....
it's FUN with a capital FUN!
No worries here! Each week will become a little less sloppy and choppy. It will never be very pretty, because MY running form is NOT that of a natural, or pretty runner, but that doesn't matter. Each week it will become more natural, and I will feel like a "trackster", whether my running form or speed says so or not. You guys know how I LOVE the speed work! I've been anxiously awaiting this part of the program. While I have missed my beloved "Yasso 800s" this training cycle, I'm really loving this "Advanced Marathoning" training plan.
(Advanced Marathoning Pete Pfitzinger * Scott Douglas 2nd Edition - I'm doing the 12 wk, 55-70 plan)