4:30 or Bust: A Quest for Marathon Mediocrity

Nice speed workout

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Went out last night for a group speed workout in Central Park – NYRR class.  Workout was at the lower end of the park, 600 yard repeats into the marathon finish line.  Done this workout often over the years, and yesterday was one of my best.  Did 6 repeats – check out the consistency:

  • R1 – 2:05
  • R2 – 2:05
  • R3 – 2:06
  • R4 – 2:06
  • R5 – 2:06
  • R6 – 2:05

Went with the 7:30 – 8:15 pace group and was somewhere in the middle.  Defintely not up front, and not trailing either.  What was great about the workout was how consistent it was, and how in the later repeats, I was able to pass more and more people late in the repeat.

Weather was nice and stormy.  31 degrees with freezing rain.  Total workout was 6.5 miles.


Written by SCL

January 7, 2009 at 10:16 pm

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