...the grass was cut, the lanes were marked & I had a lone magpie for company for today's track training....black speck in Lane 5! I ran in Lane 7 which is 400m.
Program : 10 minutes warm-up + strides.
5 x 1600m repetitions. 90 seconds rest between each rep.
Rep. 1. Heart rate @ 104bpm (70% of Max.)
Rep. 2. Heart rate % 112bpm (76% of Max.)
Rep. 3. 120bpm (81% of Max.)
Rep. 4. 128 (86% of Max.)
Rep. 5. 136 (91%of Max.)
Results : Time, Rep. 1. = 13:56 (8:42/k);
Rep. 2. 12:36 (7:53/k);
Rep. 3. 11:10 (6:59/k);
Rep. 4. 10:23 (6:29/k);
Rep. 5. 10:05 (6:18/k).
This was a new, challenging & motivating track session! It was good to get back on the track again instead of the treadmill, even though a couple of the curves were water logged & muddy & became worse each time I ran those sections. Only the last repetition was really tough!
The Magic Racers (trainers) had to be hosed down with a jet stream of water when I got home...I preferred a hot shower!
In about 6 weeks time, I get to repeat this session...with what results? Who knows? I don't, but I'll bet Ewen does!