Tempo and Interval Training
Today, Tuesday, is always a duel training day. I perform my regularly scheduled training in the morning, and then I train with the group from MUSC who are training are a 1/2 marathon and a full marathon.
This morning, I did a tempo session for 60 minutes. I don’t know what it is, but it takes me about 2 and a 1/2 miles to get motivated. Once I hit that mark, then I’m good to go. I did my 60 minutes, and was below goal for my 1/2 marathon pace in December. So I am feeling ok about that particular run, and I really think that I may hit my goal.
This evening will be interval training. I will run 400 meters at a pace that is about 20% slower than my 1/2 marathon pace, then 800 meters at 10 to 15% faster than my goal pace for my 1/2 marathon. I will do this 8 times, and then finish up the session with 400 meters at a pace that is 20% slower than my 1/2 marathon pace.
The end result of this will be to see how this training plan works, and what improvements that I can do for my next race … But overall, I’m feeling pretty good about the race in December. The full marathon in January … well, lets just say that I am worried about that one just because 26.2 miles is such a long distance to run.