Monday, August 24, 2009

Cross Training and Speed

I am once again using the FIRST training program for my up coming marathon. 3 key runs per week (speed, tempo, and long) and cross training 3 days.
So this weekend was cross training. We had another beautiful weekend and I took full advantage and went on 2 two hour rides. Ok so The Plan only calls for 30-45 minutes of cross training but it was too nice and I have been enjoying riding too much to limit my rides.
But I was concerned that the extra saddle time would leave my legs trashed for this morning speed work. Casey was running a fever all weekend and so had to stay home from school this morning. I waited til she woke up, took her temp, gave her Mortrin, and got her comfortable in my bed with her laptop before I headed out at 9am. It is a good thing it has been cooler here. I did the one mile warm up then started on the 4 x 800s. I was surprised and happy to hit within goal range on all 4. 3:38, 3:43, 3:37 and 3:42. A 10 minute cool down and I had my first sucessful run in a while.

3 comments:

Missy said...

No joke - totally kick ass weather around here! Hope it holds true for all the ironman peeps this weekend.

david said...

Good job hitting the splits. Stay with the plan and you may surprise yourself with a BQ in December.

Jill said...

Wow...your 800 splits are great. I have a lot of work to do yet - 4:04, 4:00, 3:58 and 4:00. Boo.