800 Repeats

>> Friday, May 08, 2009

Just a quick note regarding my 800s on the track last night. I got down there late, and decided to do 800s because I had only been doing 1600s all winter, and it was time to do something shorter and quicker.

So the workout was six 800s with 90 seconds rest.

2:40 (1:20 + 1:20)
2:38 (1:18 + 1:20)
2:36 (1:17 + 1:19)
2:37 (1:18 + 1:19)
2:36 (1:17 + 1:19)
2:34 (1:16 + 1:18)

2:36.8 average

About a year ago, I ran seven 800s with an average of 2:46. So I’m doing OK this year. Let’s keep this up! Back with a Friday Funny shortly, but now, back to grading. Yay.

13 comments:

X-Country2 9:05 AM, May 08, 2009  

Nice pace. Yay for spring!

J 9:07 AM, May 08, 2009  

Looks like all your training is paying off. Great job on the 800s! Those are some speedy times!

Carolina John 9:17 AM, May 08, 2009  

that's good speedwork. nicely done steve.

NY Wolve 10:10 AM, May 08, 2009  

How did you determine the appropriate pace for your 800's?

runningcommentaries 11:32 AM, May 08, 2009  

Great job! 800s are my favorite workout... they're so hard but so fabulous.

I Run for Fun 1:52 PM, May 08, 2009  

Aweome speedwork! Great improvement too.

Sarah 5:49 PM, May 08, 2009  

I just love Fridays :) Thanks!

and good job on speeding up!

RBR 8:20 PM, May 08, 2009  

You are a BEAST!

BTW, this is the third time I have read your blog and you reminded me I need to get back to grading. Sheesh! What a nag!

lindsay 9:06 AM, May 09, 2009  

speedy 800s! nice neg. splits too!

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Shilingi-Moja 1:09 PM, May 11, 2009  

Good repeats -- great pace! And, way outta' my league. Last track intervals I did were 4 x 800 @ 3:20 w/400 jog between, sandwiched by 1.8 easy miles to/from the track.

sRod 7:52 PM, May 12, 2009  

Wow--incredible times there!

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