“…that’s what track’s for.”

I wonder how many of today's 24 runners really ever see this - or maybe they just see a big cup of coffee as a reward for getting up & out early?

5mi. What a perfect morning to run fast. 24 people came for Paul’s workout, a 65 degree morning with a nice faint breeze from the Northeast. I ran with Erica for all but one interval, she ran well at Race For the Cure, so good choice of pacing for me.  In the midst of the sprints, I said something like, “That was a fast final 200 on that last 800” as we finished.  Erica replied with, “I don’t do the 75%, 80% stuff, I just go all out, that’s what track’s for.”  On the final 200m sprint, I went pretty close to all out, putting me behind only John Reback and another guy.  I like the 200m distance, I get to lengthen my stride and press hard.  I do like the 100m, but others can pour a good sprint out for that straightaway, the 200 is that and a curve.  I think some can’t hold the speed through the curve, I think I do.  Not that my 200 = 2 x my 100m, but I like the extra burst when many others hang on for the last curve.  Most of the intervals were longer in duration, so we finished the run early, allowing me to do the whole cool down process this week. Some of our group did the Miami half marathon last week, I heard times of 1:27 for Atilla and similar for Dave G. Good work! Here’s what we did…

1 mi warmup
1000m, 200m recovery
400m, 200m recovery
200m, 200m recovery
800m, 200m recovery
1000m, 200m recovery
400m, 200m recovery
200m, 200m recovery
800m, 200m recovery

1 mi cool down.

I won’t get a track workout next week, so this was a good one to leave for Australia on.

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