Four 1600s!

>> Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Tonight was the FIRST time that I did four 1600s on the track! It was a great workout from 8:30 - 9:30 pm! I showed up at the St. Thomas track as it was getting dark, and while football practice was going on:

I told myself that if I was finishing up the first interval and my legs felt OK (no heel or knee pain), I would do four 1600s, instead of my usual 3. Well, I was on the homestretch of my first 1600, and I felt OK, so told myself I HAD to do 4 (with 90 seconds of walking rest in between).

1. (2:49 + 2:54) = 5:43
2. (2:48 + 2:52) = 5:40
3. (2:45 + 2:50) = 5:35
4. (2:45 + 2:46) = 5:31

Average of 5:37.2

I snapped a photo as soon as I was done. The “vein of approval” in the middle of my forehead popped out to say “I approved this workout:”

Another great evening workout in the bag! Tomorrow I’ll lift weights, Friday I’ll run 7 miles (or so), Saturday I’ll rest, and we’ll be off to the races on Sunday!!


duchossois 6:47 AM, April 23, 2009  

Great workout...Obey the Vein of Approval. ;-)

Girl on Top 7:16 AM, April 23, 2009  

Whoa! Intense. Thumbs up!

That Runner Chick 7:17 AM, April 23, 2009  

yep, i have the same excitable. however, we refer to mine as the "angelina jolie look"!

Marlene 7:23 AM, April 23, 2009  

Four 1600's ... amazing! Good luck at the du this weekend. I hope you get your bikes!

GoBigGreen 8:05 AM, April 23, 2009  

Good job! I thought you did 4 x 1600 in the pool and i was REALLY impressed....But I am still impressed:)

The Tri Runner 8:11 AM, April 23, 2009  

I love track workouts when the football team is holding practice. I always run so much faster. I pretend I'm doing kick returns & I have to run for my life!

X-Country2 9:33 AM, April 23, 2009  

The vein does not lie. Great workout.

Eric 11:41 AM, April 23, 2009  

Awesome workout Steve. Blazing repeats.

Blyfinn 12:07 PM, April 23, 2009  

Those are some fast splits. I would need more then 90 sec rest to complete them all in that time. The vein approval is great.

Donald 12:30 PM, April 23, 2009  

Awesome splits, dude. Way to push it.

CoachLiz 2:25 PM, April 23, 2009  

Good thing the "vein of approval" is on your forehead and not somewhere else on your body.

Chad in the AZ Desert 3:01 PM, April 23, 2009  

You didn't just do four, you negative split every one of them. That pretty awesome! I guess you are recovered from NO.

RBR 3:24 PM, April 23, 2009  

I can not even comprehend that kind of speed for one 1600, much less repeated FOUR times!

I really am not even worthy of commenting on something like this. I just come to read your blog because I think you are hilarious and hot. ;o)

(Don't worry, everyone. I am pretty sure Pharmie is not threatened by a fat, old married lady from Cali)

teacherwoman 4:40 PM, April 23, 2009  

Way to go Steve! Gotta love the Vein of Approval!

Wes 3:59 AM, April 24, 2009  


Thanks for the tip on "mapmyride". I rode 14.2 miles today. After checking the profile I realize what I thought were hills are more like speed bumps. By the way, when you first started how fast were you? My natural pace seems to be in the 8 minute mile range, and wonder If I will ever be near aas fast as you... ( I haven't started any speedwork to mention yet.)

sRod 8:40 AM, April 26, 2009  

You looked surprised in that if you weren't expectign to take a picture of yourself.

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